1 in 3 Tulsa area kids don’t attend FREE quality Pre-K programs

 

Why is Pre-K important?

There are numerous studies that prove the benefit of early childhood education and how it ensures a child’s chance at success. Pre-K is that building block to make sure your child is kindergarten ready, ready to read in third grade, able to succeed in middle grade math and far more likely to graduate high school. Without Pre-K, your child’s chances of reaching each of these milestones significantly decreases.  They really can’t afford to skip it.

 

We’ve included some frequently asked questions below. Not seeing the answer you need? Send us an email at info@impacttulsa.com.

What is Pre-K really going to teach my child?

As children prepare to enter kindergarten, there’s a lot of growth and brainwork that’s happening in these crucial years. He or she may seem small, but she’s more than ready and eager to start learning! Quality Pre-K programs will focus on the following milestones:

  • Letter recognition and sounds
  • Colors, shapes and objects
  • Numbers 1-10, including recognition and counting
  • Hand-eye coordination through cutting with scissors and drawing
  • Playing and sharing with others
  • Cooperating and following rules
  • Language development and the vocabulary used at school
  • Experience working independently and in groups

 

My child already knows a lot of these. What can schools teach that I can’t?

The Tulsa area’s free Pre-K program is the envy of the nation. We have trained teachers who provide a safe environment for your child to transition into full time school. While your child may be getting excellent academic instruction at home, nothing can replace the social lessons he or she is getting by interacting with other children in a structured learning environment.

 

I work full time. How can I get my child to and from school?

Before-and after-school care programs are a great option for working parents because of location, supervision, and transportation. Not all of the schools in the Tulsa area offer after-school care, but many do offer it at varying times and for varying prices. Below is a chart that reflects the school-sponsored before- and after-school programs, the times, and prices of each one.

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It’s best to check with your district at enrollment to see what they have available.

 

Where and when can I enroll my child?

Check the link below for your school district for the most current information:

  • Berryhill
  • Bixby
  • Broken Arrow
  • Collinsville
  • Glenpool
  • Jenks
  • Keystone
  • Liberty
  • Owasso
  • Sand Springs
  • Sapulpa
  • Skiatook
  • Sperry
  • Tulsa
  • Union

 

What will I need to bring when I enroll?

Each district varies, but you will need the following:

  • Parent/guardian’s government issued ID or driver’s license
  • Proof of address
    • This can be a gas, water or cable bill or a lease or housing contract
  • Child’s state-issued birth certificate
  • Updated immunization records
  • Child’s social security number
  • Any legal custody forms

 

I don’t have a birth certificate for my child. Where can I get one?

If your child was born in Oklahoma, you can request a birth certificate through the Oklahoma Health Department by filling out the form here. https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_BCRequest_interactive.pdf

 

In addition to the signed form, be sure to enclose a copy of current legal photo ID, and the fees as noted on the form.