Lanterman Regional Center
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is a private, non-profit corporation that operates under contract with California’s Department of Developmental Services. The Center serves over 8,800 children and adults with developmental disabilities, who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability, and who are at high-risk of parenting an infant with a disability. If your child meets qualifying criteria, it is possible that you can obtain fully subsidized day care at Saint Mark's Preschool: we accept a certain number of referrals from Lanterman into our Two Year Old room for children with mild to moderate developmental or speech delay. Typically, funding by Lanterman terminates on a child's third birthday, and a recommendation may be made to enroll your child in a program that specializes in their area of need, such as those provided by the public school system in Glendale.
For more information on the Regional Center, visit their website at http://lanterman.org.
Child Care Resource Center
There are a number of different State and Federally funded programs that help families pay for child care. Child development services for children from birth through 12 years of age, and older children with exceptional needs, are available. These programs offer an educational component that is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for the children served. Meals and snacks are provided to children, along with parent education, referrals to health and social services for families, and staff development opportunities to employees. These programs are intended to increase parental choice and accommodate the individual needs of the family. Saint Mark's Preschool is an approved provider of CCRC.
CCRC's preschool tuition subsidies are available for schedules that are part time (three hours per day, Monday through Friday) and full time (six hours per day, Monday through Friday), for children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1st. Families access this program by meeting specific income guidelines and other requirements and may be assessed a fee. Those with the greatest need will be served first. Families may remain in the program as long as they continue to meet the need and eligibility criteria and follow the program rules and regulations. State preschool provides activities for children.
For more information, go to CCRC's website: http://www.ccrcca.org.
Saint Mark's Scholarships
We have a limited number of scholarships available each year, ranging from 15% to a maximum of 40% off our published tuition rates. Scholarships may be awarded to enrolled families experiencing a sudden change in financial circumstances or to prospective families who are struggling to afford the child care and preschool programs their family needs in order to seek or hold employment. We also allocate one scholarship of 95% of our published tuition rates to a family who has successfully completed a shelter program and has moved from homelessness to housed. This scholarship is awarded by referral from a number of shelter programs in the area. Scholarships are awarded each school year until all available scholarships have been given.
To apply for a Saint Mark's scholarship, send a letter or email to The Rev'd Susie Fowler, Head of Preschool, describing your family's circumstances and need. Be as specific as possible. Your letter will be held in strictest confidence. We also require two year's tax returns and your most recent pay stubs (both you and spouse/partner, if applicable). Again, this will be held in the strictest confidence. You will receive a decision within a week of receipt of your letter and tax returns.
To send by mail, send to: 1020 N Brand Blvd, Glendale CA 91202.
To send by email, send to firstname.lastname@example.org.