PreK Lottery

This is a message from the Middletown School District on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Education. Parents – if you have a child who is a Middletown resident and will be four years old by September 1st, you may enter your child’s name in a lottery to receive one year of free, high-quality preschool education through the Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten Program.  You must submit an online application no later than July 6th in order to be part of this lottery. You can complete an online application at the RI Department of Education’s website ( or pick up a paper application at the East Bay Community Action Program (740 West Main Rd).  Paper applications need to be submitted to any State Pre-K site by July 2nd.  If you have any questions or need more information about the lottery or the Rhode Island Pre-K Program, please email