Ysleta Independent School District announced that they will open registration Thursday, April 1, for all incoming pre-K and kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year.
District officials say their program offers “a safe, quality, and engaging learning experience” for all El Paso families with 4- and 5-year-old children.
The Ysleta ISD pre-K program is designed to help develop children’s social, emotional, self-help, and cognitive skills while providing hands-on activities and immersing them in a literature-rich environment.
“It reinforces the belief that children are active learners who build meaning and understanding through full participation in their learning environments,” YISD officials share. “this child-centered program combines high expectations for each child with respect for individual development.”
To be eligible for no-cost full-day pre-K, a child must be at least 4 years old on or before September 1 and either unable to speak English; educationally disadvantaged; homeless; the child of active duty U.S. armed forces member or an armed forces member who was injured or killed while on active duty; in conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing; or the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas award (peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical first responder).
The pre-K program is being offered in the upcoming school year at 19 campuses: Cedar Grove, Constance Hulbert, Del Valle, East Point, Eastwood Heights, Edgemere, Glen Cove, Lancaster, Loma Terrace, Pasodale, Pebble Hills, Presa, REL Washington, Sageland, Scotsdale, Tierra Del Sol, and Vista Hills elementary schools, as well as Parkland Pre-K Center and Ysleta Pre-K Center.
Pre-K parents are advised to enroll their children as soon as possible; the child must be present at registration.
Documents required to complete pre-K registration include:
- Child’s Social Security card
- Immunization record
- Birth certificate
- Parent’s photo I.D.
- Current month’s utility bill (gas, water, or electric only), or a home contract or lease
For more information on pre-K registration, please visit www.yisd.net/preK.
Incoming kindergartners must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. For questions, go to the YISD website and click on the “Ask The District” tab.