DC Public Schools releases pre-K family toolkit, announces preparation workshops

DC Public Schools has released a guide with information, activities and resources for DCPS' youngest learners called the Pre-K Family Toolkit.

The toolkit is meant for new and returning families for the 2022-2023 school year. DCPS will also host workshops for families in August in preparation for the first day of Pre-K on September 1.

"Early childhood learning provides a strong foundation for long-term success for our students, and that is why DCPS is committed to supporting our students and families as they start Pre-K," said Chancellor Lewis Ferebee. "The Pre-K Family Toolkit and virtual workshops help provide our families strong support as they prepare their children for the first day of Pre-K on September 1."

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WASHINGTON,DC-FEB15:  Noah Goliday in his pre-K class at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School. A system launched in 2014-15 permits families to navigate the some 230 DCPS and charter school options in the city via a single online application, then matches students to their top choice schools via a groundbreaking algorithm that helped win it's creator the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The toolkit is available in both English and Spanish versions. 

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DCPS families can RSVP for the upcoming event, "Getting Ready for PreK: Preparing for a Smooth Transition into School!" here. The session will take place on the following days and times:

- Tuesday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m.

- Thursday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Families who have not yet enrolled can submit a post-lottery application. Families may enroll children in PK3 if the child is at least 3 years old and in PK4 if the child is at least 4 years old, respectively, by September 30.