Early Learning

2021-2022 Pre-K Eligibility Process

Is Your Child Eligible? Use the Pre-K Eligibility Screener

Please visit the Pre-K3 or Pre-K4 or Tuition pages to learn more about the programs.

If you have questions, please contact your campus or look up your campus on the School Zone Finder

Matriculación para prekínder de 2021-2022

¿Su hijo es elegible? Utilice el pre-evaluador de elegibilidad

Obtenga más información sobre los programas de Pre-K3, Pre-K4, Matrícula.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, favor de comunicarse con su plantel
o busque su plantel en el Buscador de zona escolar.

Early Learning Education

The Early Learning Department provides support for the implementation of early childhood curriculum as well as develops curriculum that ensures best teaching practices and developmentally prepares students for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond.

Pre-K at Austin ISD

Austin ISD Pre-K offers a nurturing, challenging environment to help children develop the skills they need to succeed throughout their school career. Pre-K years are a period of rapid growth for a child, and the key concepts they develop in the Pre-K classroom directly correlate to their future academic success.

AISD offers Pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds at schools throughout the city. Every Pre-K class is taught by a certified teacher who has been specially trained to work with young learners. The student/teacher ratio for Pre-K3 is 17:2 and the student/teacher ratio for Pre-K4 is 22:2.

Pre-K classes follow the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines and use a research-based curriculum. Pre-K academic lessons are interwoven with purposeful play and social activities. Schedules vary from campus to campus, so check with your child's school for specifics.

Please visit the Pre-K3 or Pre-K4 websites to learn more about the programs and eligibility process.

For questions about Pre-K please ask Let’s Talk or call 512-414-PreK (7735).

Family Engagement

School relationships are the foundation of children’s success and well-being. Austin ISD is committed to providing a variety of parent and family engagement support services to family members of students. These services are part of the district’s vision and mission to provide a comprehensive, high-quality, engaging educational experience for all students.

  • Facilitate and establish a welcoming school environment that is linked to strengthening family-to-family support 
  • Establish a network of community resources
  • Increase family participation in decision making
  • Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning
  • Develop staff skills in evidence-based practices that support families in meeting their children’s learning benchmarks 
  • Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement