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Full Cost Families

Thank you for your interest in our programs. As an organization we try our best to provide children with a diverse and rich environment where they can grow to become lifelong learners.


Due to the popularity of our programs, we recommend interested families to sign up to our waiting list as early as possible. Although we cannot guarantee placement, signing up early will increase your chances for enrollment.


We have two waiting lists for Bahia School Age Program: one list for subsidized families and one for full cost families and within those lists, children are grouped by birth year, September 1st being the cutoff date for any year. 


Priority for enrollment is given to siblings of families already in our programs. The enrollment process for children starting school in the fall begins in the spring for full cost families and at the beginning of the summer for subsidized families.


Subsidized Families



To be eligible for Bahia School Age Program, subsidized families need to qualify in terms of income  and need for care (student, working, homelessness, etc.). 

Families need to fall within the following amounts to be consider for subsidized care.

Income: We follow the California Department of Education’s Child Care and Development Income Rankings to determine where a family falls on our list. 



Need: The California Department of Education considers the following as need:

  • Employment

  • Vocational Training

  • Child Protective Services

  • Seeking Permanent Housing

  • Seeking Employment

  • Parent Incapacitation

  • At Risk


We do not ask for proof of income until time of enrollment. Subsidized families are placed on our list according to their ranking number, not by when they placed their child’s name on our list.

There is no fee to sign up on our waiting list for subsidized families but we do ask that all information be current and updated whenever there are any changes.

If you would like to put your child on our waiting list, please fill out our interest form HERE and a member of our staff will contact you with further information.

If you are not sure if you qualify as a subsidized family please give us a call at (510) 525-1463 or send us an email to



Enrollment Process 

Our enrollment process for subsidized families is the following:

  • Families on our waiting list are arranged by rank. Families with rank 1 having the higher chances of getting into our program. 

  • Families will be called according to their ranking and asked to bring in the following:

    • Proof of income

    • Proof of family size (Birth certificates from all the children in the program, divorce papers if single)

    • Employment or school schedule

  • Each family's situation is different, families might be asked for extra document depending on employment or school situation.

  • After receiving all of the paperwork and determining eligibility families will be invited to visit our program and determine if Bahia will be a good fit for them.

  • Once family decides to enroll in Bahia, they will be given a Notice of Action which will outline their certified hours of care and family monthly fee (if any) and their agreement with Bahia. 

  • Family will also received all enrollment documents that need to be completed prior the first day of enrollment.

  • Families will attend a new family orientation where they will receive more information from the Site Supervisor and will be able to meet our teachers.

  • Bienvenidos a Bahia!




Bahia School Age Program

For full cost families, our waiting list works on a first come first served basis. If you would like to be added on our waiting list please fill out the following interest form HERE and a member of our staff will be in contact with you with further information.


To be eligible for enrollment every family needs to have signed up for the waiting list beforehand. 


During enrollment time families already in our program are given priority for enrollment. 


Enrollment Process

Our enrollment process for full cost families is the following:


  • Families on top of the waiting list are contacted and invited to visit the program.

  • After visit families will be contacted by a Bahia representative and will be offered a spot in the program

  • If family decides to enroll, they will need to submit a deposit (half of the monthly tuition) to secure their spot in our program.

  • Once deposit is submitted, families will be given a full cost agreement and enrollment documents

  • Agreement and enrollment packet need to be completed pior to the start date of their child.

  • Families will attend a new family orientation where they will receive more information from the Site Supervisor and will be able to meet our teachers.

  • Bienvenidos a Bahia!



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