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1931 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, Texas 78202
210-554-2660 (phone)
210-228-4615 (fax)
210-309-3259 (text)

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

 

The District’s Early Childhood Education Program includes the federally funded Head Start program and the state and district funded Pre-Kindergarten program. Both programs are free, full-day and serve 3 and 4 year olds.

Learn more about transitioning to Pre-K!

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Learn more about transitioning from Pre-K to Kinder!

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BENEFITS

education Icon 1055960Develop academic, social and physical skills

Circle photos child Icon 1755013Child-centered, hands-on learning

Canteen Icon 1149114Free breakfast, lunch and snacks 

Speech Bubbles Icon 1767140Programs available for bilingual instruction 

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Programs available for children with disabilities 

Cap Icon 3377481Qualified teachers and assistants in all classrooms

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

The SAISD Pre-K program is free of cost to all families.  Priority is given to 3 & 4 year olds that meet TEA qualifying criteria.

Ages served: 3 & 4 year olds 

  • To qualify for Pre-K a child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.

    Priority enrollment will be given to students meeting at least ONE of the following TEA criteria. If your child does not meet any of the above criteria, the student may still be enrolled pending space availability.

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    Eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch.

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    Unable to speak the English language.

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    The child is homeless.

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    Receives SNAP, TANF, and/or Medicaid benefits.

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    In foster care in the state of Texas.

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    Dependent of an active-duty U.S. military member.

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    Child of the Star of Texas Award recipient. 

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTERS

    Carroll
    Gonzales
    Knox
    Nelson
    Tynan

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS & ACADEMIES

    Advanced Learning Academy
    Arnold
    Ball
    Barkley/Ruiz
    Baskin
    Beacon Hill
    Bowden
    Briscoe
    Cameron
    Carvajal
    Collins Garden
    Cotton
    Crockett
    De Zavala
    Democracy Prep at Stewart
    Douglass
    Fenwick
    Forbes
    Foster
    Franklin
    Gates
    Graebner
    Green
    Herff
    Highland Hills
    Highland Park
    Hillcrest
    Hirsch
    Huppertz
    Irving Dual Language Academy
    Japhet
    J.T. Brackenridge
    Kelly
    Lamar
    Madison
    Margil
    Maverick
    Miller
    Mission
    Neal
    Ogden
    Pershing
    Riverside Park
    Rodriguez Montessori
    Rogers
    Sarah King
    Schenck
    Smith
    Steele Montessori 
    Storm
    Twain Dual Language Academy
    Washington
    Wilson
    Woodlawn Hills

  • Neighborhood Campuses

    • Register now for the current and upcoming school year, space is still available
    • Please log in to Frontline or call the Enrollment Office at (210) 554-2660 to register

    Choice Schools

    • Choice applications are now open for the 2021-22 school year to all families interested in Pre-K at a Choice School at SAISD 
    • Please log in to Frontline or call the Enrollment Office at (210) 554-2660 to apply
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    Proof child's age

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    Photo ID for Parent

     

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    Insurance card

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    Immunizations (for in-person learning only)

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    Current proof of residence

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    Proof of TEA qualification (if applicable)

 

HEAD START INFORMATION

Head Start is a federally-funded program operated by the City of San Antonio in collaboration with SAISD as a part of the district’s Early Childhood Education Program.

Ages served: 3 & 4 year olds

  • To qualify for Head Start, a child must meet at least ONE of the following requirements. If your child does not meet any of the above criteria, you do not qualify for Head Start.

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    The family meets Head Start Income Guidelines.

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    The child is homeless.

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    The child is or has been in foster care in the state of Texas.

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTERS

    Carroll
    Gonzales
    Knox
    Nelson
    Tynan

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS & ACADEMIES

    Arnold
    Bowden
    Carvajal
    De Zavala
    Foster
    Graebner
    Hirsch
    Huppertz
    J.T. Brackenridge
    Madison
    Maverick
    Neal
    Sarah King
    Schenck
    Smith

    • Beginning in February, we will be accepting applications for all potential Head Start students. Applications and registration is ongoing until all Head Start slots are filled.
    •  Beginning in May, 90% of families will be notified of selection and Head Start campus.
    •  Beginning in June, 8% of families will be notified of selection and Head Start campus.
    • Beginning in July, we will finalize the remaining 2% of Head Start enrollment.
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    Proof child's age

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    Social security card for child

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    Insurance card

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    Previous tax return or proof of income

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    Immunizations (for in-person learning only)

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    Current physical

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    Current proof of residence

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    Photo ID for Parent

    Bring the following documentation with you also, if applicable:

     

    • Foster care
    • Disability
    • CPS (Child Protective Services)

     

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