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Eligibility

Pre-Kindergarten is a state-funded, full-day program that follows the State of Texas Pre-K Guidelines which include language and literacy development, math skills, physical development and motor skills, social and emotional development, music, art, and other competencies to help prepare them for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

A student qualifies if he or she is four years of age on September 1 of the year the student begins the program and:

(1) is unable to speak and comprehend the English language;

(2) is educationally disadvantaged;

(3) is a homeless child, as defined by 42 United States Code §11434a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child;

(4) is 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;

(5) is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or

(6) is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by the Texas Family Code, §262.201. (7) is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award