Parents can still register their child for pre-K and kindergarten


It’s not too late to register your child for Dallas ISD pre-K or kindergarten!

Parents over the summer can visit the pre-K office at the Dallas Education Center, 9400 N. Central Expressway, to enroll their child at a neighborhood campus. The office is open on the building’s second floor from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The office is a one-stop shop and can help families complete the online application, provide language proficient testing and other support.

About 8,000 students have been registered so far for Dallas ISD pre-K. Data shows that student who attend Dallas ISD pre-K and stay with the district significantly outperform their peers by third grade.

“Pre-K enrollment is strong again. We are roughly in the same place we were at this time last year and are on track to continue to add students to the district,” said Derek Little, assistant superintendent of Early Learning. “Some additional classrooms have been made available through our partnerships and choice schools, helping to increase overall pre-K enrollment next school year. Parents should apply soon, as schools are starting to fill up!”

Dallas ISD offers free Pre-K programs for children who are three- or four-years-old on or before September 1, 2018 and meet at least ONE of these 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.
  • The child is a dependent of a recipient of the State of Texas Award.

For children who do not meet one of the five eligibility requirements, a limited number of spots for tuition-paid Pre-K are available at several schools around the district. Tuition is $525 per month per child.

More information on the application process and requirements can be found at Also, the Pre-K–Kinder Hotline is available to answer any questions: 214-932-7735.


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