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Cedar Rapids Virtual Academy
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Choosing a preschool for your child is an exciting process. Once you complete the preschool registration process, the Early Learning department will process the application, if the application needs further information you will be notified.

Once the preschool lottery runs, you will be notified of your student’s preschool placement. You must accept or decline your child’s preschool placement within two weeks of notification.

Questions? Please contact 319-558-2375 or

Lottery application process

All efforts will be made to place students based on their preferences; however, this may not be possible given the level of interest in preschools. Only select the preschool locations you want your child to be considered for. The lottery is a computer-generated, randomized process.

Important 2022-23 preschool lottery dates
February 1, 2022Preschool application opens to the public
March 21, 2022Preschool letters are sent to applied families
June 1, 2022All required documents are due for preschool placed students
Every Wednesday, beginning April 6, 2022Preschool Placement letters are sent for new applicants