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Pre-K in MISD

Pre-kindergarten in Mansfield ISD is full day. View the list of Pre-K locations per school

Pre-K Eligibility Criteria

Mansfield ISD provides free pre-kindergarten to students who meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria as outlined by the Texas Education Agency AND offers tuition-based Pre-K for students who do not meet any of the eligibility criteria.

A child who is four (4) years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year is eligible for a pre-kindergarten program if the child meets one of the qualifiers listed below:

  • Unable to speak and comprehend the English language;
  • Economically disadvantaged (qualifies for free or reduced lunches);
  • Homeless (as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a);
  • Child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty (must be on active duty the first day of school);
  • Child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty;
  • Child is, or ever has been, in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing. This also includes children who have been adopted or returned to their parents; or
  • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code

Documentation of eligibility is required upon enrollment. Review the list below for the approved documentation required for each noted eligibility.

Eligibility Reason Required Documentation
Unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language Language Assessment (completed at the campus)
Economically disadvantaged
(view income matrix)
Paycheck stub;
Tax return;
TANF or SNAP Eligibility Number
Homeless Student Services approval
Foster Care Letter from DFPS or CPS
Military Military ID;
Statement of service;
Copy of death certificate;
Copy of Purple Heart orders;
Official letter from commander
Star of Texas Award Certificate of award

For more information about Pre-K or The Academy for Early Learners, please review our Pre-K Handbook or contact Alycen Phan, Director of Early Learning, at AlycenPhan@misdmail.org or 817-299-7653.

MISD Tuition-Based Pre-K Program

Mansfield ISD offers tuition-based pre-kindergarten to students who do not meet eligibility criteria as outlined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

The application for families interested in tuition-based Pre-K at JL Boren, Anna May Daulton, Cora Spencer, and Jandrucko Academy for Early Learners will open on April 1, 2024. at 8 a.m. and close on April 8, 2024 at 6 p.m.  

Tuition-Based PK Interest Application 
for Boren, Daulton, Spencer, and Jandrucko 

A lottery system is used for acceptance in the program at these campuses (JL Boren, Anna May Daulton, Cora Spencer, and Jandrucko Academy for Early Learners).  Parents will be notified on or before April 10, 2024.  Those who apply, but are not provided with a seat through the lottery, will be placed on a waiting list in the order the application was submitted; parents will be notified once a seat is available. 

Tuition-based PK may be available at other MISD campuses with a pre-kindergarten program, however, seats at these campuses are limited because openings are strictly based on enrollment numbers. Parents interested in tuition-based PK at any of these locations, must contact the campus of choice and ask to be added to the waiting list starting April 11, 2024. Please note that most seats may not be released until the end of July or the first week of August.

For more information, please download our Tuition-Based Pre-K Program Frequently Asked Questions or contact Alycen Phan at AlycenPhan@misdmail.org.