Early Learning

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Your child's journey to Pre-K starts here. Still accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Steps to Apply:  English | Spanish

Register and Apply for Pre-K for the Fall 2024!

Your child's journey to Pre-K starts here. Now accepting applications for the Fall 2024-25 school year. Learn more about our new student enrollment process. To learn about the Pre-K application process, please see general information and frequently asked questions. 

When can families apply for Pre-K?

Priority Registration:  

  • Starts November 8, 2023 through February 6, 2024
  • April 1st 2024 families can begin to upload eligibility documents 

It is highly recommended that families register for Pre-K during Priority Registration to hold your child’s seat until enrollment documents are reviewed in April.

General Registration:  

  • Starts April 2nd-August 5th 

Sign up for Pre-K updates 

Learn more about how to qualify for free Pre-K 

Please call 512-414-SEAT (7328) for questions regarding registration.      

For questions about Pre-K eligibility, please submit a Let’s Talk

Pre-K at Austin ISD

Now accepting applications for the Fall 23-24 School Year for the Pre-K Dual Language Program. You must complete both the Pre-K Application and the Dual Language Application in order to be considered for placement. Please follow the process below: 

      *Pre-K families do not apply through Common App.

     Steps to apply to Pre-K Dual Language:

  1. Complete online registration for the 2023-2024 school year (opens January 16) 
  2. Complete the Pre-K Application (Now available Spring 2023)

  3. Complete the Dual Language section of the Pre-K application
  4. Complete the paper Pre-K 4 Dual Language Application:

    PreK4 DL Application_English Version
    PreK4 DL Application_Spanish Version 

  5. Submit required documents as requested

Here’s How the Pre-K Transfer Process Works at Austin ISD 

The Pre-K transfer process at AISD works differently than our K-12 transfer process. 

  • The window for all Pre-K transfers opens Monday, April 3rd 2023
  • The Out of District transfer application can be accessed online through the portal 
  • The Pre-K Dual Language Application includes a transfer request as needed. Once approved for the Dual Language Program, the student will be placed at a campus and additional documentation may be requested.
  • Transfers will be processed once Pre-K eligibility has been verified in the order in which received
  • Decision notification will be sent from the Office of Student Services

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