Prekindergarten: 4-year-olds (2019-2020)

  • Grand Prairie ISD is honored that you are considering placing your child at one of our Pre-K facilities. We want to make the process of applying 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 to address developmental and social needs as well as the academic content and the readiness skills essential for children to be successful.   

    Our focus is bringing families together in an educational community that helps to provide 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

    For more information, please contact Emily Brinkley at
    Have questions? Text PREK to 972-687-7735


Step-By-Step Process

  • Step 1 - Apply) Fill out an Online Application beginning Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8:00 A.M.
    Step 2 - Enroll) After completing the application, go immediately to enroll at any elementary campus with required documents. Complete New Student Online Enrollment at the elementary campus. 
    Step 3 - Register) Complete the Registration process as a returning student in August 1, 2019.

    Frequently Asked Questions | Preguntas Frecuentes

    *Beginning June 12, 2019, all parents who are enrolling for Pre-K will enroll at the Grand Prairie ISD Family Service Center on Belt Line Road. 

    Questions? Please send an email to PreK@gpisd.orgWe want to hear from you!  

Criteria for Free Pre-K

  • Is my child eligible for FREE Pre-K?
    If your child will be four years old by September 1, 2019, he/she may be eligible for FREE full-day Pre-K.Federal qualification criteria include: 

    • Unable to speak and understand the English language
    • Educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program)
    • Families in transition
    • Child of a member of the United States armed forces (active, deceased or injured)
    • Has even been in state foster care
    • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a police office, 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.

Required Documents

  • What will I need to for enrollment once I have applied online? 
    Once you have applied online, you will receive a confirmation to enroll. Please take the following documents immediately to the nearest school to complete enrollment. 

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

    District staff can assist families needing additional documents. 

Tuition-Based Pre-K

Prekindergarten Availability at Campuses

  • Austin Environmental Science Academy
    Free Qualifying 

    Bonham Early Education School
    Full-Day; Free Transportation
    Tuition and Free Qualifying 

    Bowie Fine Arts Academy
    Free Qualifying 

    Crockett Early Education School
    Full-Day; Free Transportation
    Tuition and Free Qualifying 

    Daniels Elementary Academy of Science and Math
    Free Qualifying 

    Dickinson Elementary
    Tuition and Free Qualifying 

    Eisenhower Elementary
    Free Qualifying 

    Florence Hill Elementary
    Tuition and Free Qualifying 

    Garcia Elementary
    Free Qualifying 

    Garner Fine Arts Academy

    Marshall Leadership Academy
    Half-Day (free qualifying) and Full-Day (tuition)
    Tuition and Free Qualifying 

    Moore College and Career Preparatory
    Tuition and Free Qualifying 

    Moseley Elementary
    Free Qualifying 

    Travis World Language Academy
    Tuition and Free Qualifying (Free Transportation to Bonham EES + Crocket EES)

    * transportation provided at some campuses


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 services for children less than 3 years old contact Dallas Metrocare - Early Childhood Intervention Services at 214-333-7076.