Prekindergarten Program

Step-By-Step Process

Required Documents

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

    District staff can assist families needing additional docuemts. 

Criteria for Free Pre-K

  • 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.  Federal qualification criteria include: 

    • Unable to speak and understand the English language
    • Educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program)
    • Homeless
    • 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

Tuition-Based Pre-K

Prekindergarten Availability at Campuses

  • Austin Environmental Science Academy
    Full-Day
    Free Qualifying Pre-K


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


    Bowie Fine Arts Academy
    Full-Day
    Free Qualifying Pre-K


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


    Dickinson Elementary
    Full-Day
    Tuition and Free Qualifying Pre-K


    Eisenhower Elementary
    Full-Day
    Free Qualifying Pre-K


    Florence Hill Elementary
    Full-Day
    Tuition and Free Qualifying Pre-K


    Garcia Elementary
    Full-Day
    Free Qualifying Pre-K


    Garner Fine Arts Academy
    Full-Day
    Tuition Pre-K


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


    Moore College and Career Preparatory
    Full-Day
    Tuition and Free Qualifying Pre-K


    Moseley Elementary
    Half-Day
    Free Qualifying Pre-K


    Travis World Language Academy
    Full-Day
    Tuition and Free Qualifying Pre-K (Free Transportation to Bonham EES + Crocket EES)


    * transportation provided at some campuses

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