To be eligible for PreK, a child must reside in Ector County, be 4 years of age on or before September 1st AND meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements developed by the State of Texas:
Language other than English
Star of Texas Award
ECISD will give priority to students who meet the qualifications for a PreK program. Ineligible students will be placed on a waitlist as their application is received. Starting June 1st, ECISD will review space availability and will offer a tuition based PreK program to ineligible students.
ECISD PreK Locations
In addition to Carver and Lamar Early Education Centers, which are campuses for PreK only, the following elementary schools will offer full day prekindergarten:
Austin Montessori *
Gale Pond Alamo *
Blackshear Elementary **
Reagan Elementary *
Hays Elementary *
Sam Houston Elementary
Cameron Elementary *
San Jacinto Elementary
Milam Elementary *
Zavala Elementary **
* Austin, Cameron, Gale Pond Alamo, Hays, Milam, and Reagan are Choice Schools and require a different application and process. If you would like to be considered for one of these programs, and have not already submitted an application for the 2020-21 school year, you can submit an application here.
** Blackshear and Zavala are neighborhood Choice Schools which offer the opportunity for students outside of these attendance zones to apply for their Choice program. If you would like to apply, please click here.
If you reside in a non-bilingual attendance zone and your student needs bilingual services, please complete a transfer application.
Your address determines the PreK, elementary, middle school, and high school your child attends. You can click here to enter your address and locate the assigned campuses.
Parents will complete and submit the online PK Application.
Applications will be reviewed by campus personnel to determine eligibility.
If student is ineligible, they will be placed on a waitlist.
With the exception of Choice Schools, transportation is available to all students enrolled in a PK program if they live outside a 2-mile radius from their home. Transportation will NOT be provided to PK students who attend a Choice School program. For information on how to register for transportation, please visit our Transportation Dept webpage.
To submit an application for ECISD's full-day PreK program, please click here.
If your child has already been accepted to a Choice School, please do not complete this application. This application is for non-Choice PreK programs.
You can register your child for PK after you have completed the PK Application AND the school has called to notify you that your student is eligible to register.
Please be prepared to upload the following documents when completing your child's registration:
Student's Birth Certificate
Student's Shot Record
Student's Social Security Card
Current Proof of Address
Birth Certificate and Social Security Card should be uploaded together as shown here.