State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

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. 

Note: Filling out online enrollment does not automatically place your child in a Pre-Kindergarten class. You must go to the Pre-K campus for document review and qualification.
To qualify and enroll:
Complete enrollment online here.

Print and fill out the Pre-K application to take it with you to the campus for document review
Pre-Kindergarten Application 2018-2019.pdf                        Pre-Kindergarten Application 2018-2019 Spanish.pdf

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

Language Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language

Eligibility is determined by language assessment. Please click here for information about language assessment.

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

Eligibility is 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 2018-2019 school year will be out by mid-April. They will be posted as soon as they are available.
2018-2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines .pdf           

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 for Texas National Guard members or military reservists that they are in face on active duty. 
Documentation stating the former military member sustained injury while on active duty, not necessarily in combat.
The links below contain detailed 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 specialist to have one sent. The link for the specialist is below as well as an example of the documentation. 
Court documentation is also acceptable. 
DFPS Specialists.doc
CPS letter.pdf

Star of Texas Award Be 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 their child in free Pre-K if they are age-eligible. 


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