Cleveland Public Schools has announced the enrollment period for the Pre-Kindergarten program still is open and will continue until all spots are full.

 Students need to be 4 years old by Sept. 1. Proof of residency is required, as well as your child’s birth certificate and social security number and record of immunizations. You can enroll at the Primary School from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

 According to CPS, the Pre-K program currently has four classrooms and serves  approximately 70 students. Class sizes range from 15 to 20 students with two adults.

 About 62 percent of Pre-K students at CPS are late emergent or transitional readers, exceeding age expectations, according to the administration.

 “The curriculum is rigorous, fun, engaging and allows for students to build on previous knowledge and experience mastery as they learn new concepts and play,” school officials said. “Research shows that students who have play-based experiences in Pre-K are more likely to be early readers because they will have more background knowledge to access text. The Pre-K approach in Cleveland Schools represents this thinking in practice.”

 Students have multiple opportunities for recess and they have a mid-day nap to ensure students are able to handle the content taught during the day.

 Pre-K classrooms are located in the new wing of the Primary School, which includes a tornado shelter and a separate space for lunch and physical education, allowing for more opportunities for students to be physically active than before, the school said.

 If you have additional questions about the program, call 918-358-2210, ext. 700.

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