Parents: will your child be four by September 1? #PreK

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Pre-Kindergarten Title I assessments take place in April and May


Soldotna, March 27, 2017—Children who will be four years old by September 1, 2017, have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents and guardians must contact their local area school to schedule a Pre-K assessment, and complete an application prior to the school screening appointment date.

  • Title I funded Pre-K programs available at specific sites in the KPBSD provide an excellent opportunity for children who turn four by September 1, 2017, to get a jumpstart on success in school
  • KPBSD’s Pre-K teachers are all certified and have specialized training in early childhood education
  • Programs are engaging and developmentally appropriate, with an emphasis on preparing children to be successful when they enter
  • Pre-K the KPBSD Way focuses on experiences that facilitate each child’s growth in the targeted areas of social and emotional development; approaches to learning; communication, language, literacy; cognitive development, and physical well-being.


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Parent or guardian action steps

  1. Contact local attendance area school for times and testing locations. (See alphabetical list of schools offering Pre-K sessions*)
  2. Complete a Pre-K Application—the school office in your attendance area will provide applications
  3. Return the application to your neighborhood school office during school hours
  4. Schedule your child’s assessment prior to the date for your neighborhood (Dates listed below)
  5. Children must be age 4 by September 1, 2017
  6. Title I KPBSD programs web link: Title 1 programs at KPBSD


*KPBSD Title I Elementary Schools and Screening dates

Students qualify for Title I services based on academic need

  • Chapman Elementary, 235-8671, May 1, 2017
  • Mountain View Elementary, 283-8600, May 3, 2017
  • Nikiski North Star Elementary, 776-2600, April 27, 2017
  • Ninilchik School, 567-3301, May 2, 2017
  • Paul Banks Elementary, 226-1801, April 13, 2017
  • Redoubt Elementary, 260-4300, April 24, 2017
  • Seward Elementary, 224-3356, April 28, 2017
  • Soldotna Elementary, 260-5100, April 26, 2017
  • Sterling Elementary, 262-4944, May 9, 2017
  • Tustumena Elementary, 260-1345, April 25, 2017
  • Voznesenka School, 235-8549, April 5, 2017

Title I programs are required to utilize effective, research based instruction, and must also provide evidence that students receiving Title I support are showing academic growth.


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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, Communications Liaison,,  907.714.8888


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