Apply to the DHSP Preschool Lottery


The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) has seven high-quality preschools located throughout Cambridge. All DHSP preschools are full-time programs, operating 5 days a week and 12 months each year.

The application period for the DHSP Preschool Lottery has closed. Applicants will be notified of whether their child has a seat in a DHSP Preschool in December 2021.

DHSP strives to make programs accessible to all Cambridge families. Preschool tuition rates are determined on a sliding scale based on income. DHSP accepts vouches and offers significant tuition assistance for families who qualify.

Deadline to apply was October 31, 2021.

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