Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Contact Information

Please contact us at: NISDPK_Information@nisd.net

At this time, we are opening pre-registration for qualifying students on April 1st. In the coming months, we will reevaluate the offering for a tuition based full day PreKinder program at some campuses and the number of spaces available for students.

Qualifying Students:

  • 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022 (cannot already be 5, and is not provided to 3 years old)
  • Educationally Disadvantaged (Income Eligible) or
  • Unable to speak or comprehend the English language or
  • Homeless or
  • Under the care of DPS/ Foster care or
  • The child of an active duty member of the US Armed Forces or
  • The child of a family member that was killed or injured during active military duty or
  • Is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award

What are the benefits of a Full Day PreK program?

It is a high quality program with a certified teacher and an Instructional Assistant in each classroom. Our staff receive professional development in early literacy and the ten domains per the TEA PreK Guidelines.

The schedule includes time for math, literacy, science, social studies, recess, music & movement, snack and rest time.

View Sample Schedule

2022 - 2023 Early Childhood Program

Full Day Early Childhood Sample Schedules
(ECSE (self-contained), Pre-K (self-contained), ECSE/Pre-K (Collaboration)
 

7:45 - 8:05 Greeting Time
8:00 - 8:20 Small Group Time (Literacy)
8:20 - 9:20 Work Time
9:20 - 9:35 Large Group (Literacy)
9:35 - 9:50 Small Group (Math)
9:50 - 10:05 Large Group (Math)
10:05 - 10:30 Outside Time
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch
11:00 - 11:15 Large Group (Music and Movement)
11:15 - 11:30 Read Aloud
11:30 - 11:45 Small Group (Science, SS)
11:45 - 12:45 Rest Time
12:45 - 1:00 Snack
1:00 - 1:15 Large Group (Social Emotional)
1:15 - 1:30 Small Group (Writing)
1:30 - 2:30 Work Time
2:30 - 2:50 Outside Time
2:50 - 3:05 Read Aloud
3:05 - 3:10 Closing Circle

What is the ratio of adults to children in the classroom? And how many students will be in the classroom? 

Ratio is 1:11 with 22 students in the classroom

What are the daily hours of the PreK program and does it follow the standard NISD Calendar?

The hours are the same as the regular elementary school day - 7:45am-2:55pm and follows the NISD school year calendar.  The NISD calendar can be found at https://www.nisd.net/schools/calendars

 

How late can I pick up my child? Is After School Care provided?

If your child is not enrolled in extended after-school care, you will need to pick up your child at regular dismissal time which is 2: 55pm. 

Learning Tree:  (Learning Tree is an after school care program for NISD.)

Qualifying Students:

  • Register for Learning Tree by calling 210-397-8108 or emailing learning.tree@nisd.net
  • Scholarships are available for qualifying students.
  • Pick up required by 6:30 pm
  • Cost for late pick ups

Will transportation be provided for my PreK child if my child attends a campus within my zoned boundary? 

Any enrolled student meeting the criteria for transportation will receive bus service.  https://www.nisd.net/schools/buses

 

How can I find out what time the bus will be picking up and dropping off my child?

Transportation Dept. will make those plans and contact families as the school year approaches.

 

Who do I contact for more information and additional questions?

Please contact us at NISDPK_Information@nisd.net to learn more.