More than 6,600 parents registered their children for pre-K in Dallas ISD last week as part of Pre-K Registration Week.
Kristine Delgado, Dallas ISD Early Childhood Manager, said it was a great first week to kick off the pre-K registration enrollment period. She emphasized that pre-K registration is ongoing, and that parents can still visit their local elementary school to sign their child up for pre-K.
“We are off to a great start, and we look forward to continuing registering children for pre-K to set them up for the brightest possible future,” Delgado said.
What are the qualifications for enrolling a 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, 2016 of the upcoming school year. Pre-K is available for 3 year olds at select Dallas ISD schools.
The child is eligible for enrollment in the pre-K program if he/she meets at least one of the following requirements:
- The child is eligible to take part in the national free or reduced-price school lunch program. To find out if your child is eligible, click here.
- The child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language.
- The child is homeless.
- The child is a dependent of an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces.
- The child is or has been in foster care.
About 90 percent of four-year-olds in Dallas ISD meet at least one requirement, and are therefore eligible to register for Pre-K.
What documentation do you need to register?
To register your child in pre-K, you’ll need to fill out the registration application. You can download and print out the application here, or pick up a copy at your local Dallas ISD elementary school.
Along with the application, you’ll also need:
- The child’s birth certificate
- The child’s current immunization record
- The child’s social security card (optional, but will save time if you have it)
- Proof of residence (a utility bill or lease)
- Picture ID of the child’s parent or guardian
- Proof of income for all working members of the household, or a SNAP/TANF statement (if the child is eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches)
- Military ID card of parent or guardian (if applicable)
Court papers indicating conservatorship or foster child placement (if applicable)
For more information on pre-K registration, go here.