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Pre-Kindergarten

  • To attend PreK at Uplift Education, a child must be age 3-1/2 by September 1 of the school year for which they are applying.  Uplift Pre-Kindergarten is a state-funded public program and is free to qualified applicants. Certain requirements must be met to be eligible to attend Pre-K at an Uplift school, and documents must be submitted to verify eligibility.

    Acceptance to an Uplift PreK program follows 3 simple steps:

    1. RECEIVE NOTICE VIA EMAIL THAT YOUR CHILD'S NAME HAS BEEN DRAWN IN THE LOTTERY.
      • PreK lottery is separate from the general lottery for Uplift and is sent out
        around April 1. 
      • Lottery selection is not a guarantee of eligibility or acceptance.
    2. COMPLETE REGISTRATION ONLINE AND SUBMIT ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS.
    3. UPLIFT WILL CONTACT YOU TO ATTEND AN ELIGIBILITY MEETING TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A STATE-FUNDED UPLIFT PRE-K PROGRAM.  One or more of the following eligibility requirements must be met to qualify:
      • Child in a low income qualified household.  Provide one of the following:
        • Proof of SNAP eligibility for the child (EDG number in letter or in the app)
        • Proof of Medicaid eligibility for the child
        • Proof of TANF eligibility for the child
        • If you don't have one of the above for your child, please bring copies of the two most recent paycheck stubs for the working adults in your household.
      • Child living in homelessness.
        • Complete a residency questionnaire at the eligibility meeting.
      • Child of an active, deceased, or injured member of the United States armed forces.
        • Military ID required to be shown (will not be copied)
      • Child in state foster care
        • Provide foster form or letter of eligibility from Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS)
      • Child has a parent or official guardian who has been granted or is eligible for the Star of Texas Award
        • Provide certificate or nomination form.
      • Child with limited English proficiency
        • Must be verified through testing which will be administered at the eligibility meeting or at a later date.

    Our spots fill quickly, so make your best effort to attend your school’s eligibility meeting if drawn in the lottery.