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. The lottery application or waiting list form can be completed at one of the links at the bottom of this page.
When to Apply:
The Nampa Early Childhood Learning Center will be accepting lottery applications for the 2023-2024 school year in the Spring of 2023. Currently, you may fill out the form at the bottom of this page to place your child(ren) on the wait list for general education for the 2022-2023 . Call the office at 208-498-0560 for inquiries about special education services at the preschool.
Lottery Process: To be eligible for the lottery process, children must be age 3 by Sept. 1, 2022, and must not turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2022. Returning students and NSD families will be given priority. The selection process for NSD Preschool is conducted by a priority lottery after NSD employees and currently enrolled preschool age students are given an option to register when they complete the lottery process. The priority lottery gives families more opportunity to be drawn and this means you may hear a name more than once during the lottery.
- First Lottery Priority: Applicants that have proof of residence within the boundaries of Endeavor, Snake River, and Central elementary schools.
- Second Lottery Priority: Applicants that reside within the Nampa School District boundaries.
- Third Lottery 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. Offers for general education and integrated classrooms will be offered from this lottery.
Waiting List: Students not selected for placement will be placed on a waiting list by age from the lottery. You may still join the waitlist by completing this form: