Low and middle income families can apply for Las Positas College's (LPC) School Readiness Program. Offered through LPC's Child Development Center (CDC), the School Readiness Program offers free half day education for children aged three to five.

"We put our families at the heart of our program and strive to partner with you to support and nurture a child's individual needs, abilities, interests and culture," said CDC Director Angie Lopez.

Children will learn in a play-based learning environment with integrated academic and skill development through hands-on educational experiences. The program, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., additionally offers free breakfast to admitted students.

Parents do not need to attend or work at LPC to enroll their children, however they must meet the income guidelines for low or moderate income or be a current federal aid recipient, homeless or in protective services to attend. All children, regardless of income, with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) automatically qualify.

The program begins in August. To enroll, parents must complete the application and provide proof of current address, their child's birth certificate, a current immunization record for their child and income verification, which can be in the form of paycheck stubs, tax returns or documentation of public assistance, unemployment.

For additional information, call (925) 424-1560 or visit the CDC at 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Building 2300, in Livermore. The CDC is licensed by the State of California, Community Care Licensing Division, #013420889.