Early Childhood Education
The goal of Alvarado ISD's Pre-kindergarten Program is to provide planned, purposeful, engaging, experiences that creates the foundation for positive social-emotional development and academic learning for every student.
Alvarado ISD offers traditional Pre-Kindergarten to students who are 4 years old by September 1st of the current school year and meet at least one of the following criteria
- Parents can complete PreK Eligibility Survey to self-determine if child qualifies for program.
- Child may be non-English or Limited English Proficient (subject to testing) - More Information on Limited English Proficient Qualification
- Child may be eligible based on income (must meet free/reduced lunch eligibility guidelines) - More information on Free/Reduced Lunch Qualification
- Be homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.S. Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, or either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child - More information on Homelessness Qualification
- Be 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 - More information on a parent's membership in the Armed Forces Qualification
- Be the child of an armed forces member who was injured or killed while on active duty - More information a parent's membership in the Armed Forces Qualification
- Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code - More information on Foster Care Qualification
- Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code - More information on Star of Texas Award Qualification.
Early childhood education is vitally important to your child's development and school-readiness. "If you want a college and career-ready high school graduate, you must have a kindergarten-ready preschooler."(Dr. Kent P. Scribner)