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Full-Day Pre-K

Derby Public Schools is proud to offer several different early childhood learning programs. These programs meet the social, emotional and educational needs of a variety of students. New for the 2024-2025 school year are two, full-time 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classrooms. 

Applications for the full-time 4-year-old Pre-K classrooms will open on June 10. Once all spots are filled and enrollment confirmed, a waiting list will be established.

  • June 10, 2024: Pre-K Online Interest Form Opens (open until spots filled)
  • June 24-July 1, 2024: Residency confirmed from applicants (first come, first serve)
  • July 18-July 25, 2024: Parents/Guardians contacted to complete enrollment
  • August 14, 2024: First Day of School (staggered start, schools will share details)

Pre-K Program Overview
Cost, Curriculum, Enrollment and More

Contact Information

Location: Derby Hills Elementary and El Paso Elementary
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-3:20PM (Derby Hills) and 8:10-3:30PM (El Paso) 
*Late Start Mondays: Schools start one hour later than normal 
Fee: Tuition for the full-day Pre-K program is $450 a semester, $900 per school year. Reduced rates are available for students eligible for free and reduced lunch rates. A $25 curriculum fee will be charged for all students.
Contact: Osiris Nesbitt, Executive Administrative Assistant to Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, (316) 788-8438 or