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. In addition, Virtual Edmond is not available to PreK students, nor is PreK a state-mandated grade that the district is required to offer to all students. We regret that we will not be offering PreK at Scissortail Elementary in the 2023-2024 school year. Due to the growth in student population in that attendance area, classroom space at the school will be needed for state-mandated grades. Thank you for your understanding. 

Pre-K Lottery and Application

The number of applications received often exceeds the classroom space available at our schools. The lottery process gives everyone a fair chance at obtaining a spot for their child.

Lottery Timeline

2023-2024 School Year

  • The application closed on February 27, and the lottery was held on March 22, 2023.
  • Notification emails were sent on March 29, 2023, and enrollment began.
  • PreK enrollment ends on April 10, 2023
  • Waitlists begin April 14, 2023


PreK Building moving flyer

  • A free, half-day program (offered only at the EPS Early Childhood Center, Clyde Howell will transition to this site). Students attend for 2 hours, and 40 minutes in either the morning or the afternoon.
  • A free full-day program (offered at all elementary schools with the exception of Clegern,  Russell Dougherty, and Scissortail). Students attend the entire day.


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.  These dates are set by the state and are firm. Also, 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. Please note that arrival and dismissal times vary from site to site.

Click here to view a list of all elementary schools.

Is My Child Ready for Pre-K?

Pre-K flyer 2023
Preparing for Pre-K Success: Readiness Brochure

Before/After Care Programs

To assist working parents, some 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.

Oklahoma Academic Standards

Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines

Oklahoma State Department of Education Early Childhood & Family Education


Big Day in Pre-K

Conscious Discipline is utilized for social-emotional development and self-regulation skills.

Immunization Requirements:

Oklahoma State Department of Health Immunization Services

For more information on Pre-K programs, please contact either Dana Elkins at 340-2277  or Elizabeth Ging at 340-2838