Early Childhood Program
Welcome to the Early Childhood Education Program Enrollment Page
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.Early Childhood Program Locations
To find a full list of Early Childhood Program Locations, visit Discover PPS.
Early Childhood Program Enrollment
Interested in enrolling your child in the Early Childhood Program (designed for children ages 3-5).
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS LINK TO APPLY FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR. For more information about this program, please call the Early Childhood Main Office at (412) 529-4291 (Option 2).
Pittsburgh Public Schools has a long-standing history of implementing successful and effective early childhood programs in the City of Pittsburgh that fosters the educational, nutritional, social-emotional, health/mental health, and physical development and well-being of all children, including those with special needs.
Early Childhood Lottery Information
The Early Childhood lottery window for preschool applications is closed but we continue to accept general enrollment applications year-round on a rolling basis where space is available. Please click on the 2021-22 Enrollment Application link above to access the online application. The Early Childhood lottery application for the 2022-23 school year will open February 15, 2022.
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