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TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Public Schools pre-kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will open on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at 8 a.m. Parents and guardians of children who will be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018 are encouraged to enroll online at www.tulsaschools.org/enroll or in person at the district’s Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Ave. in Tulsa. All district pre-kindergarten programs are free and full-day.
“Tulsa Public Schools offers exceptional early learning experiences that can change the trajectory of a child’s life,” said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. “This is an opportunity for children to develop a strong foundation for life-long learning – the advantages you receive as a child in pre-K continue to have a positive impact through high school and beyond.”
The short- and long-term benefits of starting school in pre-kindergarten are well documented and include significant academic gains in math, literacy, and applied problem-solving, as well as an increased likelihood of earning a high school diploma.
Parents and guardians can enroll online at enroll.tulsaschools.org or by visiting the district’s Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Ave. in Tulsa. The Enrollment Center is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., except for school holidays. Families are also invited to attend any of the district’s pre-kindergarten open houses to learn more about the program. Open house information is available at www.tulsaschools.org/enroll under the “pre-kindergarten” tab.
To complete enrollment, parents and guardians will need a government-issued photo ID, the child’s birth certificate and immunization records, and proof of residence – such as a utility bill or rental agreement. These documents can be attached to the online enrollment application using a scanner or by uploading a picture from a smart phone. Parents who plan to enroll at the Enrollment Center should bring these documents.
Pre-kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year opens on Monday, Feb. 5 at 8 a.m. The Oklahoma Caring Van will provide free immunizations for incoming students on Monday, Feb. 5 and Tuesday, Feb. 6.