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  • The Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Childhood Education Department provides children, birth to five, with a comprehensive program designed to reinforce and respond to the unique strengths and needs of each individual child and family. The fee for the Early Childhood Program is $6,500.00 per academic year. Depending on your family income you may qualify for a Head Start or State funded scholarship. In most cases, these scholarships cover all of the costs.  
     

    If you have additional questions about the Preschool Program for children ages 3 and 4, please call the Early Childhood Main Office at (412) 529-4291 (select Option 2) or review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

  • NEW! 2024-2025 Application Click to Enroll
  • 2023-2024 Application Click to Enroll
  • IF YOUR CHILD IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY YEARLY

     

    The application period to apply for Pre-K in the 2024-25 school year will open February 1, 2024 and close on March 22, 2024

     

    Enrollment Information

     

    • To enroll a child who is 3 or 4 years of age, please complete the online Early Childhood application by clicking the link above. 

     

    • If you are applying after the Early Childhood lottery period (February through March) and/or your child turns 3 years old after September 30, you can still apply as we continue to accept applications on a rolling basis as space is available. If no space is available, your child will be placed on the waitlist.

     

     

    • If you have additional questions about the Preschool Program for children ages 3 and 4, please call the Early Childhood Main Office at (412) 529-4291 (select Option 2) or review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

     

    • To enroll your child in the Early Head Start Program for children under 3 years of age, please call (412) 529-4291 (select Option 3).

     

    • A complete list of Early Childhood Program locations is available at Discover PPS

     

    *The application period to apply for Montessori Pre-K will be February 1 - March 22, 2024.

  • Please call the Early Childhood Main Office at (412) 529-4291 (select Option 2) For more information about the Preschool Program