Pre-Kindergarten Registration

  • The Chelsea Public Schools holds a lottery for pre-kindergarten programs for 3- and 4-year-olds.  Please note that there are limited seats available at the John Silber Early Learning Center every year.  For more information about the registration and lottery process, check out Pre-Kindergarten Program (PDF) and Extended Day Pre-Kindergarten (PDF).

    There are three program options for Pre-Kindergarten: 

    Half-Day Morning Program

    Days: Monday-Thursday (4 days)
    Times: 8:15am-11:05am
    Eligibility:

    • Child is 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2021
    • Child is a resident of Chelsea
    • Child is/will be toilet trained before school begins in September

    Half-Day Afternoon Program

    Days: Monday-Friday (5 days)
    Times: 11:45am-2:20pm
    Eligibility:

    • Child is 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2021
    • Child is a resident of Chelsea
    • Child is/will be toilet trained before school begins in September

    Extended Full Day Program

    Days: Monday-Friday (5 days)
    Times: 8:15am-5:30pm
    Eligibility:

    • Child is 3 or 4 years old by August 31, 2021
    • Child is a resident of Chelsea
    • Child is/will be toilet trained before school begins in September
    • Parents or guardians must provide proof of employment, or participation in academic or training programs requiring minimum of 30 hours/wk

    A nominal fee is charged for the extended day program.