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Preschool Lottery Information

Preschool Lottery Registration will open on January 8, 2024.


  1. Review our Preschool Requirements
  2. Complete online application. If assistance or access to the online application is needed, please visit the Memorial Early Childhood Center between the hours of 10AM and 2PM between January 8th and February 14th. If you need a paper application, please call 508-946-2032 to request one. 
  3. Online and paper Applications are due no later than 2:00PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.
  4. Preschool Lottery drawing will occur on Thursday, February 15th at 12:00PM at MECC. Families will be notified in writing - via email - of their child’s standing no later than February 23rd.
  5. Please know that participation in the virtual March orientation meeting is mandatory for all selected in the lottery.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 6:30PM, virtually (link to be provided to selected families via email)


Screening appointment dates and times will be mailed to families upon selection from the lottery. Screenings are projected to occur at the end of March 2024. 


The open lottery drawing will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 12:00PM. At that time, thirty-two (32) names will be drawn for the Preschool program. An additional ten (10) names will be drawn as alternates for the Preschool program. 

Any children not selected as part of the initial round of the lottery will be placed on the waiting list in the order in which the names are drawn. Any applications received after February 14, 2024, will then be placed on the waiting list behind the names of children who applied before the deadline.