Jefferson Early Childhood Pre-K Lottery has been completed

24193015786_09a32328a2_oIf you took part in the Jefferson Early Childhood Pre-K Lottery for the 2016-2017 school year, you should receive a status update through your dashboard at or the email that you have listed in your child’s application.

All seats must be accepted or declined by midnight on June 23. Please continue to check your dashboard for future directions on when you are to report to your assigned and accepted site with your documents in order to make the final claim to your child’s placement.

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist you if the seat was accepted or declined in error as the system was set up to avoid any unauthorized changes by anyone other than the family regarding accepting or declining seats.

If you submitted your application and any missing documents after May 27 and were not included in the second lottery, please check your dashboard and emails on or after June 24 to see if your child has been placed in a spot or wait listed. Families may continue to go to to apply for early childhood placement for the 2016-17 school year. These applications will be reviewed for eligibility and considered for placement if seats are available.

Families who accepted placement through the lottery in a JPPSS classroom MUST wait for the school to contact them with the next steps.  Schools are currently closed for the summer and will call families after July 15th to set up an appointment for all families who received placement to come in between July 18 and August 1.  Failure to make the final claim to the seats via this process WILL result in the family giving up or losing the child’s seat in a JPPSS classroom. The next child on the wait list will then be notified of the opening.

Early Childhood Applicants Included in the Lottery

If you are experiencing any problems with your application or placement in an early childhood program please email the Jefferson Early Childhood Department at with a detailed written message. This email account is ONLY for children who were included in the second lottery. All requests for information, changes, and support for problems or errors must be made via email by noon, Tuesday, June 21.  Again, assistance will only be provided to families who request assistance in writing via email by the June 21. All seats that are not accepted by June 23 will be automatically declined by the computer system on June 24.