Why Pre-K?

  • “Pre-K is important because it provides a great foundation for kindergarten, it also exposes children to an educational environment. Many students need that extra year to become accustomed to a classroom and learn how to play with other children. Pre-K gives children a chance to develop and grow while also learning skills needed to be successful for the rest of their lives.”

    – D’ Angela Keys

2018-2019 Enrollment

  • Wichita Public Schools offers free Pre-Kindergarten programs for children who are four years old on or before August 31st. 


    The child must meet one qualifying factor:

    • Eligible for free lunch
    • Single-parent family
    • Limited English proficiency
    • Either parent lacking high school diploma or GED
    • Teen parent
    • SRS referral
    • At-risk for developmental delays based on screening results
    • Child qualifies for migrant status


    The child must be transported to and from school, attend preschool regularly, and the family must complete a meal program form.

    Pre-Kindergarten Interest Form* (Click here for English Interest Form) (Click here for Spanish Interest Form)

    * Interest Form may be printed and taken to your neighborhood school or emailed to cbyrnes@usd259.net.


Questions about Pre-K

  • If you have questions about the program click here to contact the experts.