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, a child must be at least four years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year, the child must live in the Denison Independent School District, and the child must meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • unable to speak and comprehend the English language

  • is educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the national school lunch program)

  • is homeless, as defined by 42 USC, §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

  • 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

  • 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

  • is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Family Code §262.201

  • is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as:

    • a peace officer under Texas Government Code §3106.002,

    • a firefighter under Texas Government Code §3106.003

    • an emergency medical first responder under Texas Government Code §3106.004


Enrollment Documents:

  • Original Birth Certificate

  • Child's Social Security Card

  • Updated Immunization Record

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

  • Parent Photo ID


Proof of Income:

  • Active SNAP or TANF Benefits Letter

  • 4 most recent pay stubs of all working persons in the home

  • Self-employment: 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. Paper applications are also available at the:

Denison ISD Administration Building

1201 S. Rusk Ave.

Denison, TX 75020

21-22 Pre-k Online Application (English)

21-22 Pre-k Online Application (Spanish)

Once the online application is complete, 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:

Mary Haney