Pre- Kindergarten Qualifications

To be eligible for the Pre- Kindergarten program, your child must be 4 years of age by Sept. 1 and meet an eligibility requirement as required by Texas law. 

Section 29.153(b) provides that a child of the appropriate age is eligible for a prekindergarten program if the child:

  1. is unable to speak and comprehend the English language;
  2. is educationally disadvantaged;[58]
  3. is a homeless child;[59]
  4. is the child or stepchild of an active duty member of the armed forces, including state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty;
  5. is the child or stepchild of a member of the armed forces, including state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty;
  6. is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the DFPS following an adversary hearing under §262.201 of the Texas Family Code;[60]or
  7. is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as:
    1. a peace officer under Government Code §3106.002;
    2. a firefighter under Government Code §3106.003;
    3. an emergency medical first responder under Government Code §3106.004.
Required Documentation 
- Proof of residency (current utility statement, recent paid rent receipt, current lease agreement)
- Child's birth certificate
- Child's current immunization record
- Income information on all household members
- Active duty military participation documents (Department of Defense identification and statement of service, official letter from a commander that he/she is active/mobilized)
 
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