How to apply for the registration lottery:  A lottery application must be completed and submitted to Nampa School District Preschool for all students interested in attending our program who are not already enrolled. Students must be 3 years of age to begin in our program. Children who are the age of 5 on or before September 1st are welcome to enroll in Kindergarten. Families who are not enrolled in the preschool class need to complete the lottery each school year to be considered for enrollment; this includes families on the previous year's waiting list.  


When to Apply:

The Nampa Early Childhood Center will be accepting applications for its 3- and 4-year-old preschool program lottery beginning Monday, May 11. Applications will be accepted through May 24, and the lottery will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 28 by Zoom appointment.


To be eligible, children must be age 3 by Sept. 1, 2020, and must not turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020.  There will be a limited number of spots available for 4-year-olds as returning students and NSD families will be given priority.


Lottery Process: The selection process for NSD Preschool is conducted by a priority lottery after families of NSD employees and families of currently enrolled students are given an option to register when they complete the lottery process.


  • First Priority: Applicants that have proof of residence within the boundaries of Endeavor, Snake River, and Central elementary schools.
  • Second Priority: Applicants that reside within the Nampa School District boundaries.
  • Third Priority: Applicants that reside outside of the Nampa School District boundaries.


Offers for Enrollment: All students that secure placement during the lottery will receive an email and/or a certified letter from NSD Preschool providing an 'Offer of Enrollment.'  Offers of enrollment must be accepted within the dates provided in the email and/or letter. If no response is received within the specified time frame, the student’s name will be moved to the bottom of the enrollment or waiting list. Students who do not secure placement during the lottery will be placed on the waiting list and will be contacted if a space becomes available.


Waiting List:  Students not selected for placement will be placed on a waiting list by age.


Lottery ApplicationLottery application for 2020 - 2021 is closed.