First priority in admission is given to those children returning from the previous year, and to siblings of students formerly enrolled in our program. We make every attempt to balance our classes appropriately through a lottery system. Factors that are considered include, but are not limited to, gender, age, primary language, special need, home school district, students who have previously applied and were not accepted and prior school experience. Age cut-offs are strictly followed. Proof of Brookline residency is required. The Brookline Early Education Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnic origin or marital status, disability, sexual orientation or political affiliation.