PreK Program and Lottery Process
Welcome to Edmond Public Schools! We are happy to partner with you and your child. Our Pre-K programs strive to meet young children where they are by stage of development. Our teachers focus on early childhood best practices that include a social/emotional framework and a comprehensive curriculum focused on early literacy and mathematical concepts. The goal for every EPS pre-k class is to provide a balance of academics with social/emotional development and many opportunities for purposeful play. We want each child to experience joyful learning. Welcome to our EPS family!
Edmond Public Schools pre-kindergarten programs are 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. Click here for a list of elementary schools offering before/after care for the 2018-2019 school year.
The District’s Pre-K programs include the following:
- A free, half-day program
The half-day program is offered at 11 of our schools. Students attend for 2 hours, 40 minutes in either the morning or the afternoon. The projected half-day schools for the 2018-2019 school year include: Angie Debo, Centennial, Chisholm, Clyde Howell, Cross Timbers, Frontier, Heritage, John Ross, Northern Hills, Washington Irving and West Field.
- A tuition-based full-day program
The extended-day, tuition based program is offered at 7 of our schools. There is a fee of $240 per month, payable in nine equal payments. The first month’s payment is due upon enrollment and is non-refundable. Tuition does not include the cost of lunch. Students attend the full school day, however arrival and dismissal time can vary from site to site. The tuition-based full-day program is held at schools that have space available. This means that your child may attend a pre-k program at a school other than their home school where they will attend kindergarten. Beginning in kindergarten, a transfer request must be completed to attend a school other than a family’s district assigned neighborhood school. The projected tuition based, extended-day schools for the 2018-2019 school year include: Centennial, Clyde Howell, Cross Timbers, Frontier, John Ross, Washington Irving and West Field.
- A free, full-day program at Title One Schools (Angie Debo, Charles Haskell, Ida Freeman, Northern HIlls, Orvis Risner, Sunset, Will Rogers)
Students must live in the designated school’s attendance area to attend a free full-day program.
The sign-up period for Edmond Public Schools’ 2018-2019 Pre-K program is scheduled for April 9th-20th.
Tuition-based extended-day and half-day pre-k applications will be accepted at the district’s Administrative Center, 1001 W. Danforth in Edmond.
Free full-day pre-k applications are to be submitted at the families designated Title One school.
The application process is not first-come, first-served, parents do not need to stand in line the first day of the sign-up period.
Because the number of applications often exceeds the space available, a random drawing is held to fill the Pre-K classes. All lists of the students’ names in the order drawn will be posted at all Edmond elementary schools, the Administrative Center, and also on the district website (first name, last initial) on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Parents are responsible for checking the postings to learn the status of their child’s application. If their child’s name is on a class roster, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to follow through with enrollment procedures beginning April 26 and ending at 3:30 on May 3rd. NO OTHER NOTIFICATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Click here to go to the Pre-K Enrollment information page to begin the first step of the enrollment process.
For more information on Pre-K programs, please contact Laura Morgan at 340-2823 or email@example.com or Elizabeth Ging at 340-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
District & State Objectives:
Four-year-olds are provided with developmentally appropriate learning experiences based on the state developmental learning standards and guidelines.
EPS utilizes Frog Street Press for our Pre-K curriculum.
Conscious Discipline is utilized for social-emotional development and self regulation skills.