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DC Public Schools Releases New Pre-K Family Toolkit Ahead of School Year

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Family resource guide for Pre-Kindergarten is available in English and Spanish.

(Washington, DC) — DC Public Schools released today a Pre-K Family Toolkit for new and returning families for the 2022-2023 School Year. The new resource guide is a compilation of vital information, activities, and resources for DCPS’ youngest learners and their families as they start their early education in the classroom. 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.”

The Pre-K Family Toolkit is specifically designed to provide the district’s youngest learners and families peace of mind as they begin their educational journey at DCPS. Families will have in-depth information on the DCPS Pre-K program, key dates, answers to commonly asked questions, and helpful ideas for supporting their child’s learning during the summer. Young learners will have access to practice early learning skills through virtual short videos featuring Scribbles, the mascot of Ready for Pre-K!

Developed by the DCPS Early Childhood Division, the toolkit is available in both English and Spanish versions. 

DCPS hosts upcoming virtual workshops for Pre-K families

Ready for Pre-K! virtual learning sessions for parents and caregivers focus on a different area of learning that is closely related to children’s success in pre-kindergarten and beyond. 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 pm
  • Thursday, August 4 at 5:30 pm

DCPS is still accepting enrollment for SY22-23

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.

Stay up to date on Ready for Pre-K! announcements online at and follow the DCPS Early Childhood Education Division on social media: TwitterFacebookInstagram. Ready for Pre-K! is supported by the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation.