Special Announcement

  • 2022-2023 Pre-K Enrollment:

    The Online Registration will open at 8:00a.m on February 1, 2022 with the first appointments taking place on April 4, 2022. Columbus City Schools is offering our PreK program tuition free for the 2021-2022 school year. 

     If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Maynard at 614-365-5134 or email at amaynard5610@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)

    For families who do not meet these criteria, you will be placed on a waiting list and if space is available, you will be notified after July 7, 2021.

    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 you 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 2021-2022, will need to participate in the lottery process for Kindergarten enrollment for 2022-2023. 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 a full list of the documents you will need for enrollment, please visit our enrollment process page.

    For more information about enrollment, please contact Alicia Maynard at 614-365-5134.


Pre-K Sites

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2021-2022 Pre-K Dates

  • Pre-K Student and Family Orientation Day
    September 7-8, 2021
    Parents will receive more information directly from their child's teacher.

    First Official Day of Pre-K Attendance
    September 9, 2021