How to apply for the lottery:  A lottery application must be completed and submitted to Nampa School District Preschool for all students interested in attending one of our partnership programs. Families in the developmental program do not need to complete this registration lottery application. 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 is currently not accepting lottery applications. More information about lottery dates will be published in the Spring of 2022.


To be eligible, children must be age 3 by Sept. 1, 2021, and must not turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2021.  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. This means you may hear a name drawn more than once during the lottery.


  • 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 phone call from NSD Preschool providing an 'Offer of Enrollment.'  Offers of enrollment must be accepted within the dates provided in the email and/or phone call. 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 Application

English: Nampa.School/PKlottery

Spanish: Nampa.School/PKloteria