EPS is proud to offer a robust PreK program within our district. Please note that PreK is not a state-mandated grade. In addition, Virtual Edmond is not available to PreK students.
In any scenario, in-person, blended, or remote, enrolled PreK students will receive instruction from their classroom teacher. Lessons will be accessible to families via Canvas, the Learning Management System that all K-12th grade students use. PreK Students utilize Seesaw for lesson delivery. Students must remain enrolled in order to receive these services.
*NO PreK will be offered at Redbud Elementary or Scissortail Elementary in the 2022-2023 school year. Classroom space will be needed for state-mandated grades. Thank you for your understanding.
Pre-K Lottery and Application
The PreK lottery application window for the 2022/2023 year concluded on March 4.
The number of lottery applications often exceeds the classroom space available at schools. The district typically receives about 2000 applications annually but only has space for about half that number of students.
2022-2023 School Year
- Community application opens February 21 and closes on March 4, 2022
- The lottery will take place on March 30, 2022
- Notification emails will be sent on April 4, 2022
- PreK Enrollment will begin on April 4, 2022 and close on April 13, 2022
- Waitlists begin April 18, 2022
Pre-K Programs Available
Pre-K programs are free, voluntary, space available programs. Classes are taught by an Early Childhood Certified teacher and each class has a teaching assistant. The maximum class size is 22 students. Please note that parents/guardians are responsible for bringing their children to school and picking them up. There is no bus transportation.
- A free, half-day program (offered only at Clyde Howell and First Christian Church). Students attend for 2 hours, 40 minutes in either the morning or the afternoon.
- A free full-day program (offered at all elementary schools with the exception of Clegern, Redbud, Russell Dougherty, and Scissortail). Students attend the entire day. Please note that arrival and dismissal times vary from site to site.
By law, children must be at least four years of age, but not older than 5 years of age, on or before September 1st of the enrollment year. Parents or legal guardians of students must be residents of the district.
Some district schools are considered early start schools, some are late-start schools. For Pre-K times, check with your individual school. Click here to view a list of all elementary schools.
Is My Child Ready for Pre-K?
Before/After Care Programs
To assist working parents, a few schools (not all) offer before/aftercare for a fee.
District & State Objectives for Pre-K
Four-year-olds are provided with developmentally appropriate learning experiences based on state developmental learning standards and guidelines.
Conscious Discipline is utilized for social-emotional development and self-regulation skills.