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April 10 start for Edmond pre-K student sign-up

EDMOND — Edmond Public Schools' prekindergarten sign-up is scheduled for April 10-21 at the district administrative center, 1001 W Danforth Road.

Children who will be 4 years old but not older than 5 on or before Sept. 1 are eligible for the programs, which are held at all schools on a space available basis except at Angie Debo, Clegern and Russell Dougherty elementary schools.

Because of the need for additional classroom space, the district also is offering a pre-K program at Creative Kids child care center.

Programs include:

•A free, half-day program either in the morning or afternoon

•A free, full-day program at Creative Kids, 2000 NW 150

•A tuition-based full-day program or a free, full-day program at Title I schools, which are Ida Freeman, Sunset, Orvis Risner and Will Rogers elementaries.

Parents should go to the school sites to enroll. Students must live in the designated school attendance area to attend the free full-day program.

Because the elementary schools do not have equal numbers of pre-K classrooms, some children may attend a pre-K program at a school other than the schools where they will attend kindergarten.

Preschool applications will be available at the district office and school sites starting April 10. All applications must be received at the district office on or before 4 p.m. April 21.

The application process is not first-come, first-served, so parents do not need to stand in line the first day of the sign-up period. If the number of applications exceeds the space available, a random drawing will be held to fill the classes and a waiting list will be created.

If a drawing is held, an alphabetical list of the students' names will be posted at all elementary schools, the district office and on the district website beginning April 26.

For more information, go to or call 340-2277.

Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›