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Pre-Kindergarten Information

Pre-K and Kindergarten Pre-Registration Is Now Open!

Pre-Kindergarten Application Process:
Amarillo ISD is now offering an option for online pre-resgistration for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Use the online Pre-K clickthrough guide to learn about program eligibility, campuses available for your child, and to begin the registration process. Your child's eligibility will have to be verified and confirmed. At least ONE of the eligibility requirements must be met.

If you need assistance with navigating this process, please contact:

  • Rose Hambrick, Executive Secretary, Assistant Superintendent’s Office, 806-326-1145
  • Veronica Duran, Executive Secretary, Assistant Superintendent’s Office, 806-326-1155
  • Brittany Hinz, Early Childhood Education Coordinator, 806-326-1320

Watch our website for more information about upcoming in-person registration dates.


Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements [TEC 29.153(b)]:
A child is eligible for enrollment in Pre-Kindergarten if the child is at least 3-years-old or 4-years-old as of September 1st of the school year in which you wish to enroll your child, and:

  1. is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  2. is educationally disadvantaged; or
  3. is homeless; or
  4. the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
  5. the child of a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed while on active duty; or is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing.

Documentation:

  • Proof of income
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Social Security Card (if child has one)
  • Proof of address (utility bill, or lease agreement, or mortgage agreement)

Military Dependents Must Also Have the Following: 
Department of Defense photo identification or Statement of Service letter from the AG or Human Resources if active reservist or member of the Texas National Guard

Families With Children in Foster Care Must Also Have the Following: 
Documentation from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Resources

Non-Eligible Pre-K Information:

Amarillo ISD is committed to providing direct services for all young children through high-quality early childhood education under the leadership of teachers with university degrees. The District provides a limited number of enrollment slots for three and four-year-old children who do not qualify for Texas public pre-kindergarten as defined by the Texas Education Code 29.153 for Certain Children (Page opens in new window).

George Washington Carver Early Childhood Academy:

Sixty non-eligible children are enrolled in George Washington Carver Early Childhood Academy's full-day Pre-Kindergarten classrooms each year. To contact George Washington Carver Early Childhood Academy, please call 806-326-4200 or visit their campus at 1800 N. Travis.