2021-2022 RI State Pre-K Lottery is open at Dr. Day Care

RI Pre-K is accepting applications from families with four-year old children living in eligible communities.

2021-2022 RI State Pre-K Lottery is open at Dr. Day Care

To be eligible to attend, children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021 and be residents of one of the identified RI Pre-K communities.

Apply to the Lottery


Dr. Day Care has two RI State Pre-K classrooms:


What you need to apply:

  • An active email address
  • Working phone number
  • Child’s legal name
  • Child’s Date of Birth (Must be 4 by 9/1/2021)
  • Child’s address
  • Monthly Household Income (Lottery is not income dependent)

Apply to the Lottery


2021-2022 RI State Pre-K Lottery is open at Dr. Day Care


The program runs from September 2021 through June 2022. There is no fee associated with participation in State Pre-K Programs. Children in state-funded Pre-K classrooms are selected for participation via a lottery managed by the RI Department of Education.

Getting children started in a Pre-K program is a powerful tool to prepare them for success across their entire educational experience. These learning opportunities are one way that we are building equity into everything we do at RIDE, helping make our goal of Excellence in Education a reality for every student in Rhode Island.”

Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green

Applications to the statewide lottery are accepted through 11:59 pm on 07/06/2021 edit: extended to 7/11/21. The lottery will run following General Assembly passage of the state budget.

For more information, please visit the RI Department of Education’s RI Pre-K page.


The 2021-2022 eligible communities include:

• Central Falls
• Coventry
• Cranston
• East Providence
• Johnston
• Middletown
• Newport
• North Kingstown
• North Providence
• Pawtucket
• Providence
• South Kingstown
• Warren
• Warwick
• Westerly
• West Warwick
• Woonsocket