Welcome to CalKIDS. Here you will be able to claim your free, funded CalKIDS account.

What you’ll need to claim an account for a newborn participant:

  1. Name of the County in which the child's birth was registered

  2. Your child's date of birth

  3. Registration Code: Local Registration Number (located on your child's birth certificate) OR unique CalKIDS code (included in the letter mailed to you)

    What you’ll need to claim an account for a student:

    1. Provide the county where the student was enrolled on the applicable Fall Academic Census Day, see table for guidance.

      Fall Academic Census Day Guidance Table

      *Fall Academic Census Day falls on the first Wednesday in October of the academic year. In subsequent years after 2021-22 year, only eligible 1st grade students are added each year.


    2. Student's date of birth

    3. Registration Code: Statewide Student Identifier (SSID), OR the unique CalKIDS code (included in the letter mailed to you). Please contact your school or school district to find your SSID.

    Enter this information in the fields to the right and click Claim to get started!

    Video Tutorial for Claiming Your Account

    Claim Your Account

    After entering your information below and clicking “Claim” you will be able to choose a unique username and password to access your account, link a new or existing ScholarShare 529 college savings account, and use your funds.

    If you are having trouble claiming your account with a unique code found on a notification letter, you may still claim your account using either your Statewide Student Identifier (for students) or Local Registration Number (for newborns). 

    If you are not able to claim your account, check to make sure the information you have entered is accurate.

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    Questions?

    • Read CalKIDS frequently asked questions
    • Call CalKIDS at (888) 445-2377 | Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (PST) | Closed for major holidays