Welcome to the Early Childhood Program!
Preschool lottery applications for the 2020-2021 school year are being accepted now through Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
The lottery will run April 15, 2020. Families will be notified by e-mail of their child’s placement or waitlist status by May 12, 2020.
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.
Our goal is to equip children with the educational tools and social skills necessary for a seamless transition to kindergarten and beyond. We provide children, age birth to five, with comprehensive programming designed to reinforce and respond to the unique strengths of each child individually.
Supportive learning environments help stimulate social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth in children. We cultivate relationships with families to build bonds and encourage and support parent engagement and participation in program activities to help strengthen the family unit. Community partnerships are formed to establish a core network of support services and resources to children and families.
Most Early Childhood Programs are available at no cost to Pittsburgh residents.