prek

Mid-Del offers free, full-day Pre-K programs at every elementary school in the district. Please note that Pre-K is not a state mandated program and enrollment is optional. However, research shows that students who attend a high-quality early childhood program demonstrate higher academic achievement throughout their educational journey. We follow the Oklahoma Academic Standards and support teachers through professional development and resources. In addition, every Pre-K student in Mid-Del Schools will have access to an iPad through the district’s one-to-one (1:1) technology initiative. 

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What should I expect for my student?

Families can access guidelines for what to expect and how to prepare their students here: Family Guides for Pre-K

Pre-K classes are limited to 20 students per class therefore some sites may fill-up the available seats and a waitlist may be created. We strive to accommodate waitlist requests to other elementary schools where space is available. We do not offer a virtual classroom for Pre-K students. 

Specific Mid-Del Pre-K Criteria

  • By law, children must be at least 4 years old, but not older than 5 years old on or before September 1st of the enrollment year. 

  • Students that are 5 years old before September 1st, will enroll in Kindergarten. 

  • Parents or legal guardians must be residents of the district or apply for and be approved for a transfer. 

  • Students must be fully potty-trained and able to take care of their bathroom needs independently. 

  • Parents must provide transportation to and from school. Mid-Del does not provide bus transportation for Pre-K students. 

  • The school day is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:30 am. Pre-K students must be picked up by 3:00 pm daily. 

  • For specific daily schedules, please refer to your child’s assigned teacher. 

  • Breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge to all students for the 2021-22 school year. We are asking all parents to complete the child nutrition application, too, because it ties to our federal funding for numerous educational programs. 

  • Consistent attendance is a must. The district attendance policy (J-18) is as follows:

    • Consistent attendance is mandatory for students to learn. Learning is sequential. Students who miss blocks of instruction due to frequent absences will not learn to their full potential.

    • Any student in the Mid-Del Pre-Kindergarten program who has less than 80% attendance within a four-week period will be subject to review for continued placement in the program. The principal shall contact the parents immediately when the attendance percentage drops below 80%. A conference will be conducted to determine the cause of poor attendance and to discuss strategies to promote consistent attendance. 

    • If the attendance continues to be below 80% after the first conference, the site principal will have the authority and option to withdraw the student from the program and enroll other qualified students from the site’s waiting list. The student’s name will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list for future consideration when space is available. 

Enrollment, documentation needed, and immunization requirements can be found on Mid-Del’s website by clicking here.