How to Enroll

I. Proof of Eligibility

In order to attend free public pre-K, your child must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Qualifying family income
  • English Language Learner
  • Homelessness (unstable housing)
  • Foster care (currently or formerly)
  • A child of an active member of the armed forces
  • A child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award

Qualifying Family Income

Bring ONE of the following:

  • 2 most recent consecutive paycheck stubs (paid biweekly)
  • 4 most recent consecutive paycheck stubs (paid weekly)
  • Notarized letter from employer (paid in cash)
  • SSI Benefits Award Letter
  • Unemployment Letter
  • Child Support Letter
  • TANF Award Letter
  • SNAP Award Letter

English Language Learner

  • Child must be present during enrollment for test to be administered
  • Typically takes 20 minutes or less
  • No costs for the test
  • Results are immediate

Child of Military Parent

Department of Defense identification

Foster Care

Bring foster child verification letter


A residency questionnaire or migrant survey will be provided at registration

II. Standard Pre-K Enrollment Documents

All families must bring all of the following documents to enrollment:

Student Identification

  • Student Birth Certificate (Required)
  • Student Social Security Card (Optional)

Parent Identification

  • Driver’s License, ID or Passport

Proof of Address

Electricity, Gas, Water utility bill, or lease (must state parent/guardian's name and address)


Student Shot Records