Welcome to Pre-K!

  • Now enrolling!

     

    Wichita Public Schools offers free Pre-Kindergarten programs for children who are 4 years old on or before Aug. 31. 

     

    We are currently accepting interest forms for the 2021-22 school year. 

    **Please note: There is NO transportation or latchkey provided**


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  • PreK enrollment 21-22

  • Early childhood learning is important to academic success for the rest of a child's life! Prekindergarten provides students with rich curriculum and an innovative, engaging environment where purposeful play leads to learning in reading, writing, math, music, arts and more.  

    The district's pre-kindergarten (or Pre-K) program for four year olds is free of charge when the students or families meet at least one qualifying factor in the below list. If you're unsure whether your child qualifies for the free program, we invite you to complete the interest form above so that an Early Childhood specialist can contact you to discuss your child's placement.  

    • Low income (for example, eligible for food assistance)
    • Single-parent family
    • Limited English proficiency
    • Either parent lacking high school diploma or GED
    • Teen parent family
    • Child qualifies for migrant status
    • Agency referral
    • Lower than expected developmental progress

     

    Students attend school for three hours each day in either the morning or afternoon. If childcare is needed for the other portion of the day, please discuss this with your Early Childhood specialist. 

     

    The family must be able to transport the child to and from school or arrange for the transportation, and they are required to complete the federal free and reduced meal program application to help the Early Childhood program receive the funding needed to make pre-K available to families for free. We also ask that parents ensure the student attends preschool regularly to develop positive attendance habits for future grades.


    Pre-K programs are available at the following elementary schools:

    Pre-K spots are also available through Wichita Public Schools at the following early childhood centers:

Contact Us

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    Shannon Benoit 
    Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    sbenoit@usd259.net
    (316) 866-8043

     

    Maria Sanchez-Lopez
    Executive Assistant 
    mlopez3@usd259.net   
    (316) 866-8043

     

    Christina Carter
    Early Childhood Teaching Specialist
    ccarter@usd259.net
    (316) 866-8042

     

    Stephanie Goertz
    Early Childhood Teaching Specialist
    sgoertz@usd259.net
    (316) 866-8047

     

    Erica Hartzler
    Early Childhood Teaching Specialist
    ehartzler@usd259.net
    (316) 866-8049

     

    Adriana Navarrete
    Administrative Assistant
    Pre-K Enrollment
    prekenrollment@usd259.net
    (316) 866-8038

     

    Linda Costner
    Administrative Assistant
    Pre-K Enrollment
    prekenrollment@usd259.net
    (316) 866-8037