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Pre-K Program Information

Prekindergarten is a full day, state-funded program

for 4-year-old preschool children.

To be eligible for enrollment in a free prekindergarten class:

  1. The child must be at least four years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year

  2. The child must live in Denison ISD

  3. The child must meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

    • Child was enrolled in Pre-K last year

    • Unable to speak and comprehend the English language

    • Income eligible based on current NSLP income eligibility guidelines

    • Homeless

    • Foster care

    • Child of an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces

    • Child of a member of the U.S. armed forces who was injured or killed while serving on active duty

    • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, a firefighter, or an emergency medical first-responder


Enrollment Documents:

  • Original Birth Certificate

  • Child's Social Security Card

  • Updated Immunization Record

  • Proof of District Residency (current utility bill, current lease, current mortgage statement)

  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID (driver’s license)


Proof of Income:

  • Active SNAP or TANF Benefits Letter (EDG # required)

  • 4 most recent pay stubs for each job and for each person employed

  • If self-employed: most recent tax form 1040

  • SSI, Social Security, Child Support, other


Other Eligibility Qualifying Documents:

  • Official Military documentation

  • Form 2085 or DFPS pre-k eligibility verification letter

  • Star of Texas award resolution (certificate)


Pre-K provides an online application process, which can be done from a mobile device or computer:

2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR Pre-K Online Application (Will open on April 1, 2024)

After the online application is submitted, a district employee will contact the family to begin the qualification process. Please note, submission of the documents above is part of the qualification process. Enrollment will NOT be approved until all documents are received and eligibility is verified.


For immediate questions related to Denison ISD’s Prekindergarten program,

please contact:

Pamela Alvarado

Special Programs Administrative Assistant

Denison Independent School District

1201 South Rusk Avenue, Denison, Texas 75020

Phone: 903-462-7049    Fax: 903-462-7002


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