In AISD, Pre-Kindergarten (PreK4) is a full-day program for children who turn four on or before September 1st of the current school year. It is designed to meet the needs of a child's early years, which are a period of rapid growth. It is during this period that key concepts are developed which directly correlate to a student's future academic success. PreK4 is an exciting time for students and for parents. For many families, PreK4 is the introduction into the public school system.
To qualify for the federally-funded program, students must be: limited-english proficient (LEP), or; educationally disadvantaged, or; child of active military parent, or; homeless
To apply for the tuition-based program, parents must apply directly to the PreK office during the designated application window that occurs in early spring. Acceptance is determined through a lottery system.
Detailed information can also be found at AISD's Early Learning page.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Also known as Early Childhood (EC), the ECSE program serves 3 to 5 year old children who have varying health and learning challenges. Enrollment is determined through assessments and evaluations administered by AISD. The ECSE curriculum partners Individual Education Plans with the PreK curriculum. ECSE students also have inclusion time with PreK & Cougar Cub students.
Child Development Center for Infants & Toddlers
The Child Development Center provides full-day childcare to infants through 5 year old children of (1) Casis staff, (2) AISD employees, and (3) families in the surrounding community [in order of ranking and based on space availability].