HISD is collaborating with Good Reason Houston to promote an opportunity for families to enroll their eligible 3 and 4-year-olds into prekindergarten.
HISD and Good Reason Houston, a local nonprofit dedicated to creating a future where every child excels in world-class public schools, will be hosting a Pre-K Enrollment Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Delmar Stadium (2020 Mangum Rd., 77092), which will allow families to learn about the prekindergarten programs across the district. Additionally, HISD and Good Reason Houston will also host a second Pre-K Festival in June.
Families will be able to talk directly with program leaders and administration and apply for pre-K programs on the spot for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Texas Children’s Hospital mobile clinic will provide free vaccinations to children 0-18 who do not have insurance and the Ronald McDonald Mobile Dentistry unit will be on site to do free dental checkups.
Additionally, families will able to visit various partners across the city of Houston and be assisted with state public benefits by the Houston Food Bank, as well as fun and games with the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Collier Houston Public Library, Lakeshore Learning, Pearson, Ready Rosie and more. Lunch and snacks will be provided for all families that attend.
Students who enroll in the HISD program for pre-K in the 2020-21 school year will benefit from multisensory, hands-on instruction from high-quality teachers, as well as:
- Optional bilingual classrooms
- Free breakfast and lunch
- Support to address mental and physical health, food and housing needs, and more
- Parent education classes
Children must live within HISD boundaries to attend a pre-K program. Parents who want to enroll their child should bring with them the required documents to register:
- Parent income (check, award letter, child support, SSD)
- Proof of address (utility bill such as light, gas, water or lease)
- Child’s original birth certificate
- Child’s immunization record
- Parent identification