Special Announcement

  • Pre-K Registration Open Now

    2022-2023 Pre-K Enrollment

    The Online Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. on February 1, 2022 with the first appointments taking place on April 1, 2022. Columbus City Schools is offering our Pre-K program tuition free for the 2022-2023 school year. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Maynard at 614-365-5134 or email eceenrollment@columbus.k12.oh.us.

    Please check the Enrollment page of the district website for documents needed to enroll.

Pre-Kindergarten Overview

  • Registration/Enrollment Information

    All registration for Early Childhood Education (ECE) will take place at our Central Enrollment Center, by appointment only. Parents and legal guardians can complete the SpeedyPass Online registration form today, located here.

    IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: This year, the Early Childhood Education Program will adhere to the federal title fund guidelines for priority Pre-K enrollment for students/families who meet one or more of the following criteria:

    • Foster care youth
    • Families who receive SNAP benefits (food stamps)
    • Families who are in temporary housing (homeless)
    • English-language learners

    Federal title fund guidelines also include priority enrollment for students who meet both factors:

    • Students with challenges in literacy and language (information is collected through an online parent survey)
    • Students with challenges in social and emotional behavior (information is collected through an online parent survey)

    Pre-K is open to ALL qualifying students, not just those who meet criteria for priority enrollment. Families who do not meet these criteria will be placed on a waiting list and if space is available, will be notified after July 7, 2022.

    Parent/legal guardian will complete the online registration and meet with the Enrollment Specialist. Once enrollment paperwork has been submitted and the appointment has been held, the parent/guardian will go into the Parent Portal and place their child on up to three (3) waiting lists. If an offer is made, parent/guardian will have 48 hours to accept or decline. If the parent/guardian does not respond to the offer, it will automatically be declined.

    Pre-K students must be potty trained and 4 years old by September 30th. If your child will be 5 years old by September 30th he/she is not eligible for Pre-K but is eligible for Kindergarten.

    PLEASE READ: Pre-K students enrolled in lottery schools (Columbus Spanish Immersion, Columbus Africentric, Duxberry Park, Ecole Kenwood and Oakland Park) for 2022-2023, will need to participate in the lottery process for Kindergarten enrollment for 2023-2024. There is not priority enrollment for Kindergarten.  

    Because the need for ECE is so great, students who live outside the Columbus City School District will not be considered for enrollment.

    For more information about enrollment, please contact Alicia Maynard at 614-365-5134 or email eceenrollment@columbus.k12.oh.us.

ECE Enrollment Packet

Spanish Enrollment Packet

2022 Pre-K Dates

  • February 1, 2022 - Online Registration for Enrollment Appointments; opens at 8:00 a.m.

    April 1, 2022 - First enrollment appointments begin

    June 2, 2022 - Last day of Pre-K classes

    July 7, 2022 - New Pre-K wait-listed families will be notified if space is available

Enrollment Steps

  • Steps to Complete Enrollment:

    1. Gather enrollment documents.
    2. Fill out Speedy Pass online registration.
    3. Upload enrollment documents.
    4. Set an appointment to meet with the Enrollment Specialist.
    5. Complete enrollment meeting.
    6. After the meeting, go to the Parent Portal.  
    7. You will be notified of an offer or waitlist number.

    You can also view the Pre-K Enrollment Checklist for step by step information.

     

Pre-K Sites

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