From April 6–11, Dallas ISD is holding its weeklong effort to encourage parents to enroll their children in pre-K.
Here are the details for Pre-K Registration Week.
Why should I register my child in pre-K?
Accepted research shows that 85 percent of a child’s brain development occurs in their first five years. Simply put, the research proves that quality early education is critical in preparing children for lifelong success.
Where do I register?
You can register your child for pre-K at your local elementary school. To learn your local elementary school and its location, click here.
Can I register at my elementary school on any day during Pre-K Registration Week?
No, each campus has selected specific dates and times for registration. To find detailed information on these dates and times, use this Registration Week List.
What documentation should I bring to register?
To register, you need to bring the following items:
- Shot records
- Birth certificate
- Parent/Guardian Picture ID
- Proof of address (utility bill or lease)
- Social Security card (optional)
- Proof of income (AFDC card, W-2 Forms, check stubs, bank statements for all working members of the household)
What are the qualifications for enrolling my child in pre-K?
To be eligible for the district pre-K program, a child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the upcoming school year. The child is eligible for enrollment in the pre-K program if he/she meets any or all of the following criteria:
- Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
- Be educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program)
- Be homeless
- Be the dependent of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States
- Has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) (foster care) following an adversary hearing.
What are the hours for a pre-K students?
Student in pre-K attend school from 7:55 a.m.–2:55 p.m.
For more information on Pre-K Registration Week, click here.