Start your child’s education off right! Enrolling in prekindergarten (pre-K) is one of the best steps that a family can take to support a child’s social and academic development (see Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes from NPR). All pre-K programs are free and full-day.
Pre-K enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year starts February 5, 2018 at 8 a.m. We encourage families to enroll students as soon as possible as pre-K seats are limited. There are limited enrollment protections for neighborhood students, siblings of students already at the school and children of Tulsa Public Schools employees, but only from February 5 – March 31.
2017-2018 pre-K programs – Call 918-746-7522 for current availability.
Click on the school name to see open house or tour dates or to contact the school.
*Eisenhower and Zarrow: Due to the high interest in the Eisenhower and Zarrow PreK programs, we reserve 25% of available seats for siblings of students already enrolled at the school and children of Tulsa Public Schools employees. These seats are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The remaining seats are filled using a lottery selection process. We will email lottery results to parents by or on April 4, 2018.
** Dual Language and Mayo: These schools are magnet schools beginning at pre-K. See Magnet Schools for the application process and schedule.
Pre-K programs are not offered at these schools School Sugested site near the school Gilcrease ECDC Bunche Kerr Tulsa Community pre-K program (see below) or another TPS location Marshall Tulsa Community pre-K program (see below) or another TPS location Disney Tulsa Community pre-K program (see below) or another TPS location
Additional free Pre-K programs in the Tulsa community serving children 3-years-old and younger (not provided by Tulsa Public Schools):
- CAP Tulsa: CAP Tulsa provides effective early childhood education that aims to prepare children for future school success. CAP Tulsa offers school-based programs at several schools throughout the Tulsa Public School District as well as a Learning@Home program.
- Visit www.captulsa.org to learn how to apply or call 918-382-3247
- Cornerstone Child Development Centers
- 11328 E. 29th St.
- For more information, call 918-665-0957
- Crosstown Learning Center
- 2501 E. Archer St.
- For more information, call 918-582-1457
- Kendall-Whittier, 918-779-6233
- Hawthorne, 918-508-2250
- MacArthur, 539-832-8200
Click on the school name for location and contact information.
|Anderson||Feb. 5, 2018||8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|
|Eisenhower||Jan. 31, 2018||9 a.m. - 10 a.m.|
|Eliot||Feb. 1 & 2, 2018||12 p.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Eugene Field||Feb. 5, 2018||3 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Grissom||Jan. 22 - Feb. 8, 2018||8:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.|
|Jackson||Feb. 5 & Feb. 7, 2018||8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Lanier||Feb. 2 - 9, 2018||7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.|
|Lewis & Clark||Feb. 5 - 7, 2018||9 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Peary||Jan. 26, 2018||8 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Wright||Jan. 22 - Feb. 8, 2018||8 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Zarrow||Jan. 30, 2018||10 a.m.|
You can access the enrollment form from any device with Internet access. We encourage families to enroll from home or a location where the enrollment process can be completed. The application takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
During the enrollment process, you will be asked to enroll to attend your neighborhood school or ECDC Bunche. If your neighborhood school is not your first choice, the form allows you to identify your preferred school.
Scan or photograph documents and upload them to the enrollment form at the time of submission. TPS can only confirm a pre-K seat when all documents have been submitted. See Online Enrollment Instructions (Spanish)
If you need assistance with the enrollment process, you may visit the TPS Enrollment Center (see address and hours at the top of the page). Some schools’ staff may be available to assist with online enrollment. Please contact your neighborhood school’s staff to confirm.
When seats are available, automated notices will inform parents that school enrollments are approved.
If space fills up, the student is placed on a pre-K waitlist. Enrollment center staff will contact families to confirm this status and review options. Families who completed the enrollment process in February or March will be contacted in April. Families who completed the enrollment process in April or later will be contacted starting in May.
In the event of low enrollment at a specific site, Tulsa Public Schools may choose to combine pre-K programs at a single location. If your student is impacted, we will notify you within 24 hours of that decision and provide other enrollment options.
Pre-K out-of-neighborhood placements: 918-746-7522 or 918-746-7501
General enrollment or online form assistance 918-746-7500
Pre-K email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
TPS Enrollment Center
2819 S. New Haven Ave.
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. New enrollments are asked to arrive by 3 p.m.