2024–2025 Preschool Application and Information

Lincoln Public Schools provides a high-quality, half-day Early Childhood Preschool program for children who reside within the Lincoln Public Schools.  Our preschool programs are located in most of our elementary schools and at Lincoln Northwest High School and Lincoln Standing Bear High School.  Children who are at least 3 years of age on or before July 31, 2024 and who have not yet turned five as of July 31, 2024, are eligible to apply.

Directions on how to apply for Preschool

At this time we are accepting 2024–2025 preschool applications and necessary documentation online, by email, fax or mail. You may also complete and submit an application and required documents by visiting our office, located at 300 S. 48th Street (enter door #2). Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We offer extended hours on:

  • Thursday, March 7th from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2nd from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, you can reach us by:

  • The Early Childhood email address is earlychildhood@lps.org
  • The Early Childhood fax number is 402-436-1900.
  • The Early Childhood mailing address is: Lincoln Public Schools, Department of Early Childhood, 300 S 48th St, Lincoln NE 68510.

Please submit the following documents (and if possible, please submit all documents at the same time):

  • 2024-2025 Preschool Application
    • To begin, download the application and save it to your device
    • Make sure all information is filled in (especially contact information: address, phone number and email address)
    • Make sure the application is signed and dated
    • After completion, save the document prior to sending electronically
    • We will accept photos or scanned copies for all documentation.
  • Birth certificate.
    • If you do not have a birth certificate you may use a passport, visa, or permanent resident card.
    • We will accept photos or scanned copies for all documentation.
  • 2023 Income Verification for all adults living in the household
    • 2023 tax return, ADC/SSI
    • 2023 W-2s for all adults in the household
    • For ADC/SSI please provide a notice statement or unemployment benefits
    • If you are unable to provide the above documentation or did not have income for 2023, please complete the 2023 Income Verification Form
    • We will accept photos or scanned copies for all documentation.
  • Immunization record
    • You may have your doctor’s office fax to us at our fax number, 402-436-1900
    • We will accept photos or scanned copies for all documentation.

Please note that the application will not be considered complete until all documents are received. Our office will notify you if we need additional information to complete the application.

Contact Us

Email: earlychildhood@lps.org
Main office phone: 402-436-1995
Fax: 402-436-1900

Mailing address:
Lincoln Public Schools Early Childhood
300 S 48th St Lincoln, NE 68510

2024–2025 Documents


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