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Requirement for Pre-Kindergarten

To be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten your child must be at least four years of age by September 1st of the given school year and meet at least one of the following criteria listed below:

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program)
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U. S. C.), 11434a
  • Foster Care Child
  • Military Member’s Child
  • Child of a First Responder who is a recipient of the Star of Texas Award

Approval Based On:

Limited English Proficient

  • Home Language Survey must indicate child hears/speaks a language other than English at
  • The child has been tested with oral Language assessment (Attach proof of assessment and scores. A score of Non- English Speaking OR Limited English Speaking indicates eligibility as )
  • The parent must sign Notification of Enrollment in Bilingual/ESL


  • The child lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate
  • The primary nighttime residence is a supervised public or private shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations or an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized.
  • The primary nighttime residence is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodation for human beings

Proof of Income Eligibility

  • Current paycheck stub, current pay envelope, a letter from employer stating gross wages paid and how often they are paid, unemployment, worker’s
  • or disability payment stub
  • Acceptable documentation for self-employment income includes: business or farming documents (ex. Ledgers and/or self-issued pay stub, 2015 tax return)

 Military Member’s Child

  • Be the child of an active duty member of the U.S. military or one who has been killed, injured, or missing in action while on active

Foster Care

  • Be in, or have 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

Child of First Responder

  • Be the child of a first responder such as a police officer, EMT, or firefighter who is eligible for the Star of Texas award

NSLP to include all children who meet any eligibility criteria for Head Start


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