Prekindergarten: 4-year-olds

  • GPISD families, it's not too late to enroll your child in Pre-K for this school year. Please email PreK@gpisd.org for more information.

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  • Prek for all logo 2021-2022 Pre-K 4 Overview

    Grand Prairie ISD is honored that you are considering placing your child at one of our Pre-K facilities. We want to make the registration process for Pre-K as simple as possible, so we have developed these guidelines to help along the way.

    The Pre-K program in GPISD has been developed using the TEA's guidelines and early education best practices, including dual language at a majority of our campuses.  Our program provides a rigorous environment addressing the developmental and social needs, academic content, and readiness skills essential for children's success.

    Our focus is on bringing families together in an educational community that provides a rich environment in which students can develop and reach their potential. We intentionally develop strong relationships with students, their families, and our community.

    Class Ratio: 2 Staff (Teacher & Paraprofessional):22 Students

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  • Parent involvement specialist at selected campuses Parent and Child Time Together education programs   Selected campuses offer Motor Labs and SEL labs to focus on development of the whole child.   Safe and reliable transportation is available for our Pre-K 4 students

    Two-way dual language program for both English and Spanish-speaking students and a one-way dual language program for Spanish    Established Pre-K programs at 11 schools; two schools dedicated to serving Pre-K students exclusively    1-to-1 iPad for each Pre-K student Integrated technology in all content areas

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  • Step-By-Step Process: Registration is as easy as 1-2-3!

    Step 1 – Pre-Registration

    Fill out the online pre-registration (English and Spanish) beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:00 A.M.

    Pre-Registration for Pre-K (English)

    Solicitud de Pre-Kínder (Español)

    Step 2 - Enrollment

    After completing the pre-registration form, you will receive an email with your confirmation number and a second email with enrollment instructions. You will need to complete the New Student Online Enrollment and have the ability to upload the required documents listed below to complete the enrollment process. At this time, you will also have the option to choose whether your child will participate in face-to-face learning or virtual learning.

    Step 3 - Register

    Complete the registration process for the 2021-2022 school year beginning Monday, August 2, 2021 at 8:00 A.M.

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  • We are here to help!

    Contact Us: Email PreK@gpisd.org or call Mayra Aceves-Diaz at 972-237-5478.

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Criteria for Free Pre-K

  • Is my child eligible for FREE Pre-K 4?

    If your child will be four years old by September 1, 2021, he/she may be eligible for FREE full-day Pre-K. The Federal qualification criteria includes: 

    • unable to speak and comprehend the English language
    • is educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program)
    • is homeless, as defined by 42 USC, 11434a
    • is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority Has ever been in state foster care
    • is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
    • is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Family Code §262.20
    • is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a police officer, firefighter, or EMT

    For students who qualify under the FREE Pre-K state criteria, GPISD offers the choice of one-way dual language, two-way dual language, ESL, or general English curriculum.

    District staff can assist families needing additional documents.

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Required Documents

  • What will I need to for enrollment once I have applied online?

    Once you receive a confirmation to enroll. You will then complete the New Student Online Enrollment with the ability to upload the required documents listed below to complete the enrollment process.

    If you have any difficulties with the registration process, email registration@gpisd.org for assistance.  

    • Official birth certificate (any country)
    • Child’s social security card
    • Current proof of address (utility bill with address)
    • Parent/Guardian picture ID from any country
    • Income verification (such as a current pay stub or W2 form)
    • Up-to-date immunization record

    As a state requirement All children are required to have this on file with the school before they may attend their first day of school.

    District staff can assist families needing additional documents.

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Child Find

  • Grand Prairie ISD identifies children ages three, four, and five who may be eligible and would benefit from a Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD). Request for a Child Find Meeting may be made by parents, other concerned persons or Head Start.  ECI case workers will initiate the referral process for children that have been identified with a delay. GPISD completes Child Find Meetings and/or evaluations during the school year.

    For information on referring children enrolled in GPISD suspected of having a disability, contact the GPISD special education department or your child’s campus RTI team. 

    For information on referring children not enrolled in GPISD suspected of having a disability, contact:

    • The GPISD Child Find Department for children 3 and above, call 972-522-3152
    • For services for children less than 3 years old contact Dallas Metrocare - Early Childhood Intervention Services at 214-333-7076
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