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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 full-day and serve 3 and 4 year olds.

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Learn more about transitioning from Pre-K to Kinder!

  • Early Childhood Education Department

    1014 Waverly (2nd Floor)
    San Antonio, Texas 78201
    210-554.2410 (phone) | 210-228-3197 (fax)
    Email: ece@saisd.net

    For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education page.

BENEFITS

education Icon 1055960Develop academic, social and physical skills

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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 

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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
    Carvajal
    Knox
    Nelson
    Tynan

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    Arnold
    Bowden
    JT Brackenridge
    De Zavala
    Graebner
    Hirsch
    Huppertz
    King
    Madison
    Maverick
    Neal
    Schenck

    • 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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    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)

     

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

The SAISD Pre-K program is free of cost to all families.  Priority is given to 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. 

    • Pre-K is offered at various SAISD elementary schools and academies including the Gonzales Early Childhood Center
    • To find out if your school has Pre-K, please call the Enrollment Office at (210) 554-2660
  • Neighborhood Campuses

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

    Choice Schools

    • Choice applications are now open to all families interested in Pre-K at SAISD
    • Please log in to SchoolMint or call the Enrollment Office at (210) 554-2660 to apply
  • Birth Certificate Icon 726382

    Proof child's age

    Social Security Card Icon 76840

    Social security card for child

    id card Icon 3537885

    Photo ID for Parent

     

    Insurance Card Icon 1235332

    Insurance card

    medical record Icon 3257322

    Immunizations (for in-person learning only)

    Home Icon 3541164

    Current proof of residence

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    Proof of TEA qualification (if applicable)

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