Home Run Quality Certified Preschools are identified in the community and listed on our website. Families can easily choose from a wide range of West Sacramento preschools based on their needs. This includes Family/In-Home Preschool, Child Care and Preschool Centers, Head Start, and State and Special Education preschools.
How does it work?
Early Learning Specialists work with our West Sacramento Home Run staff to provide classroom assessments of quality based on our statewide rating tool. These Specialists then provide training, coaching, and funds to improve materials, classroom elements, and instruction at each preschool. This ensures every child has access to high quality, affordable preschool.
Alyce Norman Head Start Preschool
1200 Anna St, West Sacramento, CA, 95605
Bright Beginnings Preschool
2629 Bayberry St, West Sacramento, CA, 95691
205 Stone Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA, 95691
Elkhorn Village State Preschool
750 Cummins Way, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Head Start At Early College Prep Charter
1200 Anna St, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Itsy Bitsy Preschool
3155 San Nicolas Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691
James Marshall Parent Participation Preschool
919 Westacre Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Learning Ladder Preschool
1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
3210 Half Moon Bay Circle, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Mile Preschool #1
3885 Silverwood, West Sacramento, CA 95691
2700 Linden Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Riverbank State Preschool
1100 Carrie Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Shores of Hope State Preschool
110 6th Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Stonegate State Preschool
2500 La Jolla Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691
2475 Higgins Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Washington Unified Special Education Preschool
750 Cummins Way, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Westfield Village State Preschool
508 Poplar Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691
3034 Canvasback Way, West Sacramento, CA 95691
COLLEGE SAVINGS ACCOUNT (CSA)
Every child who completes a high-quality preschool and enrolls in kindergarten in Washington Unified School District qualifies for a Home Run College Savings account. The City of West Sacramento offers financial incentives, including a $50 seed deposit when opening an account.
Funds are available to those families that qualify.
- $50 bonus for opening the account
- Up to $180 in matched funds
- $100 bonus for taking a financial literacy course through a participating financial institution
- For more information about additional matching funds, visit ScholarShare 529
How Do I Open A Home Run College Savings Account?
1) Did your child complete a high-quality preschool?
2) Is your child enrolled in kindergarten in Washington Unified School District?
If you answered yes to BOTH questions, congratulations! You are eligible for a Home Run CSA account.
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Do I need to be an American citizen (or resident) to open an account?Yes, since banks are federally regulated you must be a legal citizen/resident to open a CSA account.
How much money do I need to start a CSA account?
You only need $25 to begin this program. The City of West Sacramento will give you an additional $50 just for opening an account.
Please contact us if this causes a financial hardship to your family.
How will this account affect future financial aid?Unlike funds in, say, a custodial brokerage account, only 5.64% of the assets in a parent-owned 529 are factored in to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which helps determine eligibility for grants, work-study programs and loans.
Is there a California income tax deduction?No, there is no California income tax deduction.
What are the federal and state tax advantages?When you contribute to the ScholarShare College Savings Plan, any account earnings are federal and California income taxdefferred. Plus, distributions used to pay for qualified higher education expenses will be free from federal and California income tax.
What if I have a child that doesn't qualify for the Home Run CSA, can they still open an account and get financial incentives?
Yes! Though the Home Run has specific requirements, there are other financial incentives that come directly through ScholarShare.
For additional FAQs, visit ScolarShare
What if I move out of state?If you move out of state, you have the option to keep your plan or change to an in-state plan. Your strategy may depend on the state to which you are moving. If you are moving to one of the 28 states that offer a state income tax deduction or credit for contributions only to an in-state 529 plan, it may make sense to open a new 529 plan in that state.
What if my child decides not to go to college?If the beneficiary of the account does not attend college, the account owner may name another beneficiary for the account who must be a certain member of the family of the original beneficiary.
What if my child decides to go to a trade school or school out of state?
The money in your account may be used at any eligible educational institution. This includes public and private colleges and universities, graduate and post-graduate schools, community colleges, and certain private and vocational schools.
Qualified high education expenses include tuition, fees, and the cost of books, supplies, and equipment required for the enrollment and attendance of the Beneficiary at an eligible educational institution and certain room and board expenses.
What if my child gets a full or partial scholarship?If the beneficiary receives a scholarship that covers the cost of qualified expenses, you can withdraw the funds from your account up to the amount of the scholarship without penalty or additional tax. The earnings portion of the amount withdrawn will be subject to the additional 10% federal tax to the extent of the amount withdrawn exceeds the scholarship amount. Please consult with a qualified tax advisor or consultant.