Policy Strategies & Innovations Link copied!
|Innovation Name||Innovation Type||Innovation Subtype||Features at a Glance||Strategy Summary|
|Oklahoma City Pre-K||Expansion||Universal Pre-K Policy (4-Year-Olds)||
Minimum hours of operation: 6.5 hrs/day; 180 days/yr
Oklahoma City provides free, full-day seats for any 4-year-old child living in the city limits. The Universal Pre-K (UPK)program is voluntary and offered through a mixed-delivery model, with students attending classes in public schools, Head Start programs, and community-based organizations. The city has instituted various quality improvement measures for its UPK classrooms, including lead teacher credentialing, class size and ratio requirements, and play-based curricula.Learn More: Oklahoma City Pre-K & Kindergarten
Demographics Link copied!
694,800 Source U.S. Census, 2022
Persons under 5 years old
7.10% Source U.S. Census, 2021
Poverty levels: Children 0-8 below 200% poverty
49% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Median family income among households with children
$60,800.00 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
2.90% Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022
Children under age 6 with all available parents in the labor force
N/A Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
Children living in households with a high housing cost burden
31% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021
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