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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 YOUR CHILD IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED, YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPLY TO THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

     

    Lottery Information

     

    The lottery period is over, but we continue to accept applications on a rolling basis as space is available. 

     

    • To enroll a child who is between 3-5 years old, please complete the online Early Childhood application by clicking the link below. During the lottery window, all children applying must be 3 years old by September 30.

     

    • If you are applying after the lottery window and/or your child turns 3 years old after September 30, you can still apply. However, your child may be placed on the waitlist until a space becomes available.

     

    • If your child turns 5 years old on or before September 30, you will need to apply for Kindergarten at your neighborhood school based on your home address.  Kindergarten applications are NOT available online.

     

    • Please call the Early Childhood Main Office at (412) 529-4291 (select Option 2) for more information about the Preschool Program for children ages 3 to 5.  

     

    • To enroll your child in the Early Head Start Program for children under 3 years of age, please call (412) 529-8020.

     

    • You can find a full list of Early Childhood Program locations at Discover PPS

     

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