La Academia de Bahia

La Academia de Bahia is our part time program serving children 3-5 years of age Monday-Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM. To be considered for enrollment in our program, families need to sign up to our waiting list. We advise that you call or fill out our interest form early on to have a better opportunity to enroll in our program.


We have two different lists, one for subsidized families and one for full cost families.


Subsidized families


To be eligible for our part time program at La Academia de Bahia, subsidized families need to qualify in terms of income and family size.


Income: We follow the California Department of Education’s Child Care and Development Income Rankings to determine where a family falls on our list. Please click here: to look over this chart and estimate your family’s ranking. 


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)

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

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

  • Once family decides to enroll in Academia, 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 Academia. 

  • 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 Academia!



Full Cost Families


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

  • If family decides to enroll, they will need to submit a registration fee of $50 to secure their spot in our program.

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

  • Agreement and enrollment packet need to be completed prior 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 la Academia!



  • BAHIA, Inc. operates on a non-discriminatory basis, affording equal treatment and access to services for all without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color or mental or physical disability.

  • BAHIA, Inc. welcomes the enrollment of children with disabilities and other special needs and implements reasonable accommodations for such children as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • BAHIA, Inc. does not provide religious instruction or worship, nor will any child development program funds be used for the general support of any private church-related activity or event.

  • BAHIA, Inc. has a procedure for receiving and handling complaints which is on file in the office. 

  • BAHIA Inc. has designated our Operations Manager as the person responsible for receiving and investigating complaints.  Parents have the right to appeal any adverse action.

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