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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Resources

Texas Education Agency:

Early Childhood Education

Family Resources

High-Quality Prekindergarten Resources

Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines

Prekindergarten Registration and Enrollment

Act Early Texas – AET Free Screening Tools

Children’s Learning Institute (CLI Engage) Family Engagement Resources | Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Learning Guidelines

Early Childhood InterventionECI Services 

Books Beginning at Birth – Free Books

Texas School Ready! – TSR Website


Pre-K Enrollment Requirements:

Reach the legal age of 4 on or before September 1, 2023, and must meet at least one of the following requirements:  

  • Unable to speak and comprehend the English Language

  • Economically disadvantaged (family whose income would meet the same requirement as the national free and reduced-price lunch program)

  • Homeless 

  • Child of an active duty, injured, or killed member of the Armed Forces, including state military forces or reserve component of the Armed Forces, who is ordered to active duty

  • Has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services for state foster care

  • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award (a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code.


Kindergarten Readiness:

The primary domains of development are:

  • Physical – Gross and Fine Motor
  • Literacy – Reading and Writing
  • Mathematical – Concepts and Thinking
  • Language and Communication
  • Health and Wellness

Parent Guides

Parent Guides:

Pre-K Three-Year-Old Guide – English | Spanish

Pre-K Four-Year-Old Guide – English | Spanish

Kindergarten Guide – English | Spanish

First Grade Guide –  English | Spanish

Second Grade Guide –  English | Spanish