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Who is Eligible?

Dallas ISD offers both free and tuition-based Pre-K programs. For both programs, a child must be three- or four-years-old on or before September 1, 2018 to be eligible.

Any four-year-old can enroll in tuition-based Pre-K. To learn how to register for tuition Pre-K, click here.

Children can attend Dallas ISD Pre-K for free, without paying tuition, if they meet at least ONEof the following requirements:

  1. The child is eligible to take part in the national free or reduced-price school lunch program. To find out if your child is eligible, click here.
  2. The child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language.
  3. The child is homeless.
  4. The child is a dependent of an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces.
  5. The child is or has been in foster care.
  6. The child is a dependent of a recipient of the Star of Texas Award.

Again, they only have to meet ONE of these requirements to qualify for free Pre-K. If you do not qualify for free Pre-K, you can still enroll your child in the tuition-based Pre-K program.