• Early Childhood Program

    Pre-K Lottery is open - Apply today

    Deadline is July 6th!

Early Childhood Program

  • Providence Public Schools hosts two prekindergarten programs: Integrated Prekindergarten and RI Prekindergarten.

    RI Pre-Kindergarten

    RI PRE-KINDERGARTEN (RI Pre-K) serves students who are four years old by September 1st. The full day program is a lottery-based, free, high-quality program funded and overseen by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Families can view RI Pre-K Available Programs on the RIDE website at https://www3.ride.ri.gov/PKLottery.

     

    WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES?

    • Your child must be four years old by September 1st of the current school year.

    HOW DOES LOTTERY WORK?

    • Applicants are selected via a random drawing of names.

    IS THERE TRANSPORTATION?

    • Free transportation is available for students living greater than one mile from school.

     

    Integrated Pre-Kindergarten

    Serving students aged 3-5, Integrated Pre-K is a lottery based pre-kindergarten program that is open to students of all needs. It is an integrated classroom where students needing specialized services learn and grow alongside their peers. Dual Certified teachers follow the Creative Curriculum and schedule.


    Full day and half day programs are available.

    WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES?

    • Your child must be three years old by September 1st of the current school year.
    • Your child must have completed the Child Outreach Screening prior to application.

    HOW DO I SCHEDULE A SCREENING?

    HOW DOES THE LOTTERY WORK?

    • Applicants are selected via a random drawing of names.

    IS THERE TRANSPORTATION?

    • Free transportation is available for students living greater than one mile from school.

    WHAT IS A CHILD OUTREACH SCREENING?

    • It is a free program that provides information about your child’s development in the areas of vision, hearing, speech/language, general development and social emotional development.
    • Screenings are recommended every year for all three, four, and five-year-old children.

     

    For more information on prekindergarten programs, please contact us at 401-456-9100.

  • Integrated Pre-K locations for 2022-23 School Year:

    • Asa Messer Elementary - 1655 Westminster Street
    • Carnevale Elementary - 50 Springfield Street
    • Martin Luther King Elementary - 35 Camp Street
    • Pleasant View Elementary - 50 Obediah Brown Road

    RI Pre-K Locations 2022-23 School Year:

    • Harry Kizirian Elementary School - 60 Camden Avenue 
    • Pleasant View Elementary School - 50 Obediah Brown Road
    • Young Woods Elementary School - 674 Prairie Avenue

      

    Early Childhood Program

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