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School-Based Pre-kindergarten Lottery Open Now! - Deadline: March 1, 2019

 School-Based Pre-K Registration for the 2019-2020 school year:

The window for requesting a in-school 2019-2020 pre-K slot is now open!

  • Please use this Pre-K Registration Request Form to request that your child be entered into the EWSD school-based pre-K lottery drawing. 
  • All requests for school-based programs must be submitted by Friday, March 1st 2019. 
  • A random drawing will take place in March, and the district will respond to all requests by April.


Universal Pre-K/Act 166 Funds Registration for 2019-2020 is Now Open

Families may register their eligible children to receive Act 166 funding.  This funding will cover 10 hours/week of pre-K tuition at qualified programs throughout our community. Students with birth dates ranging from September 2, 2014 to September 1, 2016 are eligible to register.

Please refer to our Act 166 FAQs for more information.

Visit our Act 166 Registration page for forms. We recommend submitting by July 15 for fall 2019 enrollees, but there is no deadline to apply.

If you are receiving Act 166 funding through EWSD during the 2018-2019 school year, you do not need to re-register for the 2019-2020 school year.


You can learn more about pre-K by visiting this page: Essex Westford Pre Kindergarten page or

Summit Street Schools Pre-K Page