Norman Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten program is voluntary and offered as a service to the community. The program fosters all areas of development: intellectual, language, physical and social, emotional within an active, appropriate early childhood environment. This early learning opportunity uses play and hands-on materials as a means of discovering and learning concepts that are of high interest to this age group. The concept units integrate and teach across all areas such as literacy, numeracy, science, social studies and the arts. The Pre-Kindergarten structure and routine help students develop school behaviors that support successful learning in following years. Some examples of those school behaviors would be working with others in small groups, listening as another is speaking, making choices, taking turns, problem-solving and building peer relationships.
Students must be (4) four on or before September 1, 2020. Requirements for enrolling are (2) two proofs of residency, a copy of an official birth certificate and current immunization records. Parents who have already enrolled their 4-year-old in Pre-K must still confirm the student's enrollment in August at the school office. Requests for AM or PM sessions as well as updating immunization records can be made at this time. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer transportation for Pre-Kindergarten students.
Morning sessions begin at 7:50 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon sessions begin at 12:10 p.m. and conclude at 2:50 p.m. Classes are taught by certified Early Childhood Teachers and a Teacher Assistant, with a maximum class size of 20 students. Transportation is not provided.
Extended-day programs offered at district school sites begin at 7:50 a.m. and conclude at 2:50 p.m. Students may arrive at school sites no earlier than 7:25 a.m. Extended Day Pre-K is provided at the following school sites: Adams Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Madison Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Reagan Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Truman Primary Elementary and Wilson Elementary.
Extended-day programs offered at partner sites (known as "BBA" sites or Bright Beginnings Academy partners) begin at 8:05 a.m. and conclude at 3:05 p.m. Students may arrive at the BBA sites no earlier than 7:45 a.m. Extended Day Pre-K is provided at the following BBA sites: Center for Children and Families Inc. (CCFI), First Baptist Church, Middle Earth, NorthHaven and the YMCA.
Extended Day Pre-Kindergarten follows the same curriculum as the half-day programs but allows additional time for extension and enrichment activities. Music Education also is offered daily in our extended-day programs. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Transportation is not provided.
Intergenerational Pre-K Program (Extended-Day Program)
The Norman Public School District has partnered with Grace Skilled Nursing in Norman to offer incoming pre-kindergarten students with a unique opportunity to experience daily interactions with the center’s residents through an innovative, intergenerational education program. Click here to learn more.