Pre-K4

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

Austin ISD Pre-K4

Austin ISD Pre-K4 is available for free for children who are eligible. We also offer tuition-based Pre-K for students who don't meet the qualifications for district-supported Pre-K. Not all AISD schools offer Pre-K4, and not all offer tuition-based Pre-K4. Locations are listed on this page.

pre-k4 ELIGIBILITY process

Step 1: Eligibility

Are you eligible for district-supported (Free) Pre-K4?

  1. Use the Pre-K Eligibility Screener to determine eligibility.
  2. Not eligible for district-supported Pre-K? Register for tuition-based Pre-K4.

Step 2: Review

The Early Childhood staff will review submitted screener and request supporting documents:

  1. Proof of Income: Most recent pay stub or unemployment statement, worker's compensation, disability payment, or no income statement
  2. SNAP, TANF, or Medicaid Benefits: Most recent proof of benefits to include effective dates, case number, and child's name
  3. Military Service: Statement of Service, Letter from Veterans Affairs stating eligibility for disability or Letter from Commanding Officer. Do NOT upload copies of Department of Defense identification
  4. Foster Care: DFPS Verification Letter of PreK Eligibility or other documentation of foster care.
  5. Star of Texas Award: Certificate or Letter from Governor or state representative

Step 3: Documentation

Families will scan or take a picture of requested documents and upload them to a Pre-K Eligibility Documentation Request Google form.

Step 4: Verify

Early Childhood staff will verify PreK eligibility and notify families. 

Step 5: Campus Registration

Families will complete registration paperwork online or with the campus.

 

Pre-K4 Curriculum at AISD

In Pre-K 4, children are introduced to concepts that provide the foundation for all future learning. Conscious Discipline is the district supported social-emotional framework that helps young students regulate their emotions and prepare their brains for learning. As they work with their school family, students develop skills in Social Studies, Language, Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Technology and Fine Arts.

Frog Street provides an integrated, developmentally appropriate, and culturally responsive curriculum used in all classrooms for 4-year-olds across the district. Teachers use their expertise to blend hands-on, whole group and small group opportunities that provide a fun environment for young learners to flourish and practice their skills at a pace that is just right for them.

Sample Schedule

Morning

  • 7:30-8 a.m., Arrival and Oral language development
  • Breakfast in the classroom, Welcome Ritual, Arrival Procedures
  • 8-8:15 a.m., Circle Time; Language Arts
  • Read aloud, shared reading, write aloud and shared writing
  • 8:15–9:15 a.m., Centers/Small Groups
  • Children work in free-choice centers. Teachers work with children in small groups.
  • 9:15–9:30 a.m., Circle Time; Mathematics
  • Children learn basic math concepts in whole group with a more focused lesson conducted in small groups. Teachers reinforce math skills in centers and throughout the day.
  • 9:30–10:30 a.m., Centers/Small Groups
  • Children learn basic math concepts in whole group with a more focused lesson conducted in small groups. Teachers reinforce math skills in centers and throughout the day.
  • 10:30–11 a.m., Lunch
  • 11–11:30 a.m., Outside P.E. or music movement
  • Children participate in unstructured and free-choice outdoor play. Sand, water, musical instruments, and other materials/activities are provided

Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon

  • 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Rest/Quiet Reading or Other Quiet Activity
  • 12:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Circle Time; Science
  • Children participate in hands-on activities that are inquiry based.
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m., Center time
  • Children work in free-choice centers. Teachers work with small groups.
  • 1:30–2 p.m., Recess
  • 2–2:15 p.m., Circle Time; Review the Day
  • 3:10 p.m., Dismissal

 

Locations

full-day Pre-K4 (tuition-based)

  • Allison
  • Baldwin
  • Barrington
  • Bear Creek
  • Becker
  • Blackshear
  • Blanton
  • Boone
  • Brentwood*
  • Campbell
  • Casey
  • Casis
  • Cook
  • Cowan
  • Cunningham
  • Davis
  • Dawson
  • Doss
  • Galindo
  • Govalle
  • Graham
  • Guerrero Thompson
  • Gullett
  • Kiker
  • Harris
  • Hill
  • Jordan
  • Joslin
  • Kocurek
  • Maplewood*
  • Mathews
  • McBee
  • Menchaca
  • Mills
  • Norman
  • Odom
  • Ortega
  • Overton
  • Palm
  • Patton
  • Pecan Springs
  • Perez
  • Pillow
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Reilly
  • Ridgetop
  • St. Elmo
  • Summitt
  • Sunset Valley
  • Travis Heights
  • Uphaus Early Childhood Center*
  • Walnut Creek
  • Williams
  • Winn Montessori
  • Wooten
  • Zavala
  • Zilker*

*Pre-K students at the following schools are served at partner campuses:

  • Baranoff (served at Menchaca)
  • Barton Hills (served at Zilker)
  • Blazier (served at Uphaus Early Childhood Center)
  • Bryker Woods (served at Brentwood)
  • Clayton (served at Kiker)
  • Highland Park (served at Brentwood)
  • Lee (served at Maplewood)
  • Linder (served at Uphaus Early Childhood Center)

full-day Pre-K4 (district-supported)

  • Allison
  • Andrews
  • Baldwin
  • Barrington
  • Bear Creek
  • Becker
  • Blackshear
  • Blanton
  • Boone
  • Brentwood*
  • Brown
  • Campbell
  • Casey
  • Casis
  • Cook
  • Cowan
  • Cunningham
  • Davis
  • Dawson
  • Doss
  • Galindo
  • Govalle
  • Graham
  • Guerrero Thompson
  • Gullett
  • Harris
  • Hart
  • Hill
  • Houston
  • Jordan
  • Joslin
  • Kiker*
  • Kocurek
  • Langford
  • Maplewood*
  • Mathews
  • McBee
  • Menchaca*
  • Metz
  • Mills
  • Norman-Sims
  • Oak Hill
  • Oak Springs
  • Odom
  • Ortega
  • Overton
  • Padron
  • Palm
  • Patton
  • Pecan Springs
  • Perez
  • Pickle
  • Pillow
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Reilly
  • Ridgetop
  • Rodriguez
  • Sanchez
  • St. Elmo
  • Summitt
  • Sunset Valley
  • Travis Heights
  • Uphaus Early Childhood Center*
  • Walnut Creek
  • Widen
  • Williams
  • Winn
  • Wooldridge
  • Wooten
  • Zavala
  • Zilker*

*Pre-K students at the following schools are served at partner campuses:

  • Baranoff (served at Menchaca)
  • Barton Hills (served at Zilker)
  • Blazier (served at Uphaus Early Childhood Center)
  • Bryker Woods (served at Brentwood)
  • Clayton (served at Kiker)
  • Highland Park (served at Brentwood)
  • Lee (served at Maplewood)

 

Featured Video

A Day in the Life of Pre-K at Austin ISD