Indianapolis Public School will soon offer full-day preschool for families living in the school district.
Beginning this fall, 1,400 4-year-old students will benefit from the program, which will operate on a regular school schedule and be curriculum-based.
The new initiative follows the school district’s full-day kindergarten program, which IPS officials said has improved students’ academic performance.
The program will be available at 30 schools, including two additional elementary schools that IPS plans to reopen. Those schools, George Washington Carver Elementary and Francis Bellamy Elementary School, will be solely preschool sites.
Interested parents can learn more about the program and how to enroll their children at two information fairs at the Arsenal Tech High School cafeteria. Event times include:
- Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon
- Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Parents should bring IDs, two documents to prove they live in the IPS district (ie: bills with address) and their children’s birth certificates and immunization records.