Thank you for your interest in enrolling your student in one of Rhode Island's State Pre-Kindergarten classes. Due to significant program demand, students must be selected for enrollment through a RIDE supervised lottery.

What you need to apply

  • An active email address
  • Working phone number
  • Child’s legal name
  • Child’s Date of Birth (Must be 4 by 9/1/2024)
  • Child’s address
  • Monthly Household Income (Lottery is not income dependent)

To be eligible for enrollment, you child must turn 4 years of age by September 1, 2024 and live in the community in which the RI Pre-K program is located and not be eligible for kindergarten.

A copy of the child's birth certificate, proof of residency and family total income will be verified to match what is reported in this application to complete your child's enrollment.

What happens next?

Applications to the statewide lottery are accepted through 11:59 pm on 06/24/2024. The lottery will run following the General Assembly passage of the state budget.

Once you have successfully submitted your application you will receive an email confirmation. Please retain this email and confirmation number for your records. If you do not receive an email confirmation your application has not been submitted to the Pre-K lottery.

For further assistance, email the RI Pre-K Team RIDE.