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OKC district begins enrollment for 4- and 5-year-olds

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Teaching assistant Glorene Stewart reads to kindergarten students in a classroom at North Highland Elementary School in Oklahoma City Friday, March 8, 2019. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]
Teaching assistant Glorene Stewart reads to kindergarten students in a classroom at North Highland Elementary School in Oklahoma City Friday, March 8, 2019. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City Public Schools is kicking off prekindergarten and kindergarten enrollment beginning Monday. The enrollment period for the 2019-20 school year continues through May 10.

"Prekindergarten is an important first year to create a love of school and learning," said Pam Hibbs, the district's early childhood director. "The early literacy and numeracy skills that students receive are essential to a solid foundation."

Parents will need to contact their child's assigned neighborhood elementary school for specific enrollment times. Parents can find their child's assigned school by using the school locator tool at https://www.okcps.org/. All families are encouraged to enroll early to secure a spot in the program.

To enroll in prekindergarten, children must turn 4 on or before Sept. 1. There is no charge for the 4-year-old program. To enroll in kindergarten, children must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1. Parents must provide the child’s birth certificate and detailed immunization records, along with proof of address (utility bills, rent receipts) and home, work and emergency telephone numbers.

Immunization records must clearly indicate which immunizations the child has been given, dates administered and signatures or stamp of physician or agency giving immunization.

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/prek-kinderEnrollment.

Tim Willert

Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers K-12 education, including Oklahoma City Public Schools and the state Education Department. Before that he covered district, federal and appellate courts in Oklahoma County. Prior... Read more ›

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