State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

2019-2020 Pre-Kindergarten registration will take place in April.
Please check back for exact dates and links to campus registration information

Pre-K Locations: 







Class Times: 
Pre-K is a half-day program. There is a morning class (7:40-10:50) and an afternoon class (11:50-3:00). 

Please check below for eligibility guidelines and documentation needed for the state-funded Pre-K program offered at no cost for those that qualify. 

There are two parts to Prekindergarten registration: qualification and registration. Both parts must be completed in order to fully enroll your child in school. This page will walk you through the process for qualifying and registering your child for Prekindergarten. 

Below is each area of eligibility and the documentation you will need to bring with you to qualify for Pre-K and complete registration.

2019-2020 PreKindergarten Application.pdf        2019-2020 PreKindergarten Application Spanish.docx.pdf           

Questions? Please contact your Pre-K campus or Deanne Colley, Early Childhood Coordinator, at  or

Eligibility Documentation Needed

Language Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language

Eligibility is determined by language assessment. Pre-K English language assessment during spring registration will take place at the Language Testing Center. Click on the link for more information or call 817-698-1086.

Educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program

Eligibility determined by the total combined household income and the number of family members in the household. Income is determined by the gross income. 2-3 months of income documentation are required.

The new eligibility guidelines for the 2019-2020 school year will be out by mid-April. They will be posted as soon as they are available.
2018-2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines .pdf 2019-2020 Guidelines will be posted as soon as they are available.

Military Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; (mobilized)or is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty

DoD ID for active duty military
Documentation forTexas National Guard members ormilitary reservists that they are in face on active duty.
Documentation stating the former military member sustained injury while on active duty, notnecessarily in combat.
The links below containdetailed information for military qualification.
Pre-kindergarten for Dependents of.pdf
Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility

Foster Care Currently, or have ever been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code

Letters are sent to qualifying families.If you did not receive a letter you can contact a DFPS specialistto have one sent. The link for the specialist is belowas well as an example of thedocumentation.
Court documentation is also acceptable.
DFPS Specialists.doc
CPS letter.pdf

Star of Texas AwardBe the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3103.003), or emergency first responder (3106.004) that were seriously injured or lost their lives in the line of duty.

The office of the Governor, Criminal Justin Division honors recipients annually in September, The resolution (certificate) awarded to an individual serves as proof of eligibility to enroll theirchild in free Pre-K if they are age-eligible.


Homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a