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Preschool Lotteries

By Cambridge Public Schools and DHSP Preschools

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<strong> Two Lotteries, One Location!

.: 8:30am – 3:30pm.


Student Registration Center
DHSP Preschool Programs

Additional information

Will your child be 3 next year? Enter the DHSP Preschool Lottery and the CPS 3-Year-Old Program Lottery in one trip! These are two separate lotteries - enter one or both in October at the Student Registration Center. CPS 3 Year-Old Programs (Fletcher Maynard, Tobin Montessori, Special Start) DHSP Preschools (full-time paid childcare based on income)


459 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Mid Cambridge

The CPS Student Registration Center is located at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. The entrance is near the Broadway side of the building.

Translation services available - Contact the organization for more details. Wheelchair accessible

For whom

Ages 1 to 3. Grade Preschool.

Cambridge residents only

See applications for more details. Child's birth date must be between April 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017 (CPS) or April 1, 2016 - January 1, 2018 (DHSP)


It is free to apply.
CPS schools (Fletcher Maynard, Tobin Montessori, Special Start) are free for Cambridge Residents.
DHSP Preschools charge tuition based on income. Financial Aid is available.

Registration required

  • Specific dates