Who is eligible for Public Prekindergarten?
To be eligible for a full-day program, a child must be at least four years of age by September 1 of the current school year and meet at least one of the following criteria. The same criteria apply for three-year-old children to be eligible for half-day programs.
For more information, see https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/PK%20Eligibility%20Overview.pdf.
High-Quality Prekindergarten Components
House Bill (HB) 3, 86th Legislative Session, 2019, amended Texas Education Code, §§29.164-172, to make high-quality prekindergarten components mandatory. All districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and districts of innovation must implement the following high-quality prekindergarten components in classrooms serving eligible four-year-old students:
For more information, see https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/HQPK_Components_One%20Pager%20-%20Accessible.pdf
TEA’s Early Learning Public-Private Partnership Guidebook can be accessed here:
TEA and TWC Early Learning Partnership information can be accessed here: