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

* 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.