Pre-K3 Program for children of district employees

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, children of district employees who are 3 years of age as of September 1, 2020 can attend a Mission CISD Pre-K3 program. All other state eligibility requirements will be waived for the children of district employees. This will be on a first come, first served basis and space will be limited. Interested employees will need to fill out an application for Pre-K3 at the district Student Services Department located in Central Office, once they become available. 

PK State Eligibility
To be eligible for enrollment in a Pre-K class, a child must be age eligible and must meet one of the following requirements:
1. Pre-K Eligibility Based on a Student’s Identification as an Englisher Learner (EL)/Emergent Bilingual (EB)
  • From April on, but they’d have to do the Home Language Survey, OLPT, and LPAC identification.
2. Pre-K Eligibility Based on Being Educationally Disadvantaged (Eligible for the NSLP)
  • Since it has to be verified, the family must provide proof of income.
3. Pre-K Eligibility Based on Homelessness
  • The homeless verification would need to be current for the 24-25 school year enrollment, not this Spring 2024. Such as an updated Student Residency Verification form. 
4. Pre-K Eligibility Based on a Parent’s Membership in the Armed Forces
  • On or after April 1 of each year. The military documents would need to state that they are active duty a month prior to the start of school.
  • If they are injured while on active duty and have a letter from the VA stating a service connected disability, they may use that in April. 
5. Pre-K Eligibility Based on a Child’s Having Been in Foster Care
  • Students who are in or who have ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas DFPS (that is, in foster care) following an adversary hearing or were in foster care in another state or territory but now reside in Texas are eligible for free pre-K.
6. Pre-K Eligibility Based on a Parent’s Star of Texas Award