Early Childhood Education

Oklahoma City Public Schools' Early Childhood Department provides comprehensive services for families with young children birth to age 8 years. The programs provided by the district include parent education, child care, and support of PreK through 2nd grade classrooms.

School Starts August 11th!

The OKCPS Early Childhood Education registration period for ALL students for 2023 is OPEN. If you are unsure of your assigned school, use our school locator tool at www.okcps.org/locatortool.

Please contact our Early Childhood Department at 405-587-1110 if you have questions.


OKCPS provides early learning opportunities for OKCPS' staff and student children, ages birth to 4-years-old. If you are an OKCPS student or staff member and are in need of childcare, contact us!


Parents/ Guardians with children who are four (4) on or before September 1, 2022 may register for the Pre-Kindergarten Program. Tuition is free for the 4-year-old program and there is no waiting list.


Parents/ Guardians with children who are five (5) on or before September 1, 2022 and did not attend an OKCPS school in the previous school year may register during the pre-registration period.

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers offers a unique prenatal to five-year-old program which provides parents with valuable information and support.

Ready for Kindergarten!

Ready for Kindergarten is a unique family-based, school readiness program that arms you with information, activities, and materials to use with your young child.

Beautiful Beginnings

Beautiful Beginnings is a Play and Learn activity group for you and your young child to engage and grow together available at a school near you!

Learn Why Pre-K is so important!

Parent Informational Meeting

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