Preschool Lottery

The Canton Preschool Lottery is CLOSED for the 2023-2024 school year. 

The Canton Preschool Lottery is OPEN for the 2024-2025 school year!

Preschool Application - return to CBPS by February 14, 2024

Sparkler Milestone Resource

Important Dates to Remember:

● The Preschool Lottery will close on February 14, 2024

● Lottery notification will take place on February 15, 2024 via our Preschool Teachers

● Students chosen in the lottery attend Preschool Screening on Monday, April 29, 2024 at Cherry Brook Primary School at 9:00 AM

Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, Connecticut law requires children to turn 5 years old on or before September 1st to automatically be eligible for kindergarten. The new age requirements will impact current preschool students as well as prospective preschool students. For the 2024-2025 school year, prospective students will only be able to apply for PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten if their birth dates fall within the following ranges:

• PK3 (Pre kindergarten Age 3): Child turns 3 on or before September 1, 2024 (born on or between September 2, 2020, and September 1, 2021).

• PK4 (Pre kindergarten Age 4): Child turns 4 on or before September 1, 2024 (born on or between September 2, 2019, and September 1, 2020).

• If your child turns 5 on or before September 1, 2024 (born on or between September 2, 2018, and September 1, 2019, OR child was born between September 2, 2017, and September 1, 2018, and has no previous schooling). Then they are eligible for Kindergarten. Please find information on Kindergarten Registration Here. If registering for Kindergarten, please fill out this Kindergarten information form: link

• If your child is not eligible for Kindergarten and is already enrolled in our Preschool Program. Please email: Barbara McLean, Director of Pupil Personnel Services at by Monday, February 26, 2024 to request consideration for an additional year in the Preschool Program.

Learn more about Early Childhood Education in Canton and visit our Preschool website to get to know our preschool educators.

Kindergarten Registration

Grades 1-3 Registration