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Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility

To qualify for Pre-Kindergarten, students must be three (3) or four (4) years old on or before September 1 of the current school
year and qualify by ONE of the following criteria:

■ Learning English as a second language
■ Income 
■ Homeless
■ Dependent of a member of the military on active duty, injured or killed while on active duty
■ Currently or have ever been in state foster care
■ Dependent of an individual who received the Star of Texas Award

A child who is a member of a household receiving benefits from the SNAP, TANF, and/or State Medicaid programs will automatically qualify for pre-kindergarten programs.  

NSLP Income Eligibility Chart and Link ( ) 


Please visit TEAs  Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility FAQ page for more information.