Pre-K Program & Lottery Process

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 Pre-K students, nor is Pre-K a state-mandated grade that the district is required to offer to all students. We regret that we will not be offering Pre-K at Scissortail Elementary in the 2024-2025 school year. Due to the growth in student population in that attendance area, classroom space at Scissortail will be needed for state-mandated grades. Thank you for your understanding.

Pre-K Lottery and Application

The lottery process gives everyone a fair chance at obtaining a spot for their child. The application is open from February 12 at 8am - February 26 at 4:30pm.

Lottery Timeline

2024-2025 School Year

  • Feb 12-26, 2024: Community Application Period

  • March 14, 2024: Lottery

  • March 28, 2024: Notification of Selected Students

  • March 28-April 11, 2024: Pre-K Enrollment

PRE-K LOTTERY APPLICATION PERIOD February 12-February 26, 2024  Scan the QR code to apply starting February 12, or visit the District Administrative Center for assistance. Applications Options FREE FULL DAY PRE-K @ SCHOOLS *Exceptions: Clegern, Scissortail, & Russell Dougherty FREE HALF DAY PRE-K AVAILABLE @ the EPS Early Childhood Center EPS Pre-K Features *Certified Early Childhood Teacher *Teacher Assistant *School Lunch Available at Additional Charge *Academic/Social Emotional Curriculum *Follows EPS Calendar  Transportation Families are responsible for transportation. LOTTERY DRAWING March 14, 2024  NOTIFICATION March 28, 2024  ENROLLMENT March 28-April 11, 2024


  • A free, half-day program (offered only at the EPS Early Childhood Center, formerly Clyde Howell). 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?

Before/After Care Programs

Each school that hosts PreK offers a before/aftercare program for a fee. Contact your anticipated school for details.

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