According to Prekindergarten Prepares, children who attend prekindergarten:
- are more prepared for kindergarten
- do better in grades K – 12
- have stronger reading and writing skills
- show improved behavior and conduct
The prekindergarten programs in Quinlan ISD offer our youngest students the opportunity to start learning early. Students grow academically, but they also grow socially, physically, and emotionally leading to their success for years to come.
A student must meet age requirements on or before September 1 of the target school year and meet one of the qualifying criteria in order to register:
- unable to speak and comprehend the English language
- is educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the national school lunch program... guidelines about NSLP eligibility can be found in sections 4 and 6 of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Administrators Reference Manual)
- is homeless, as defined by 42 USC, §11434a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
- is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority
- is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
- is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Family Code §262.201 or has been in foster care in another state or territory, but currently lives in Texas
- is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as:
Eligibility applies to three-year-olds when a three-year-old program is available.
Our prekindergarten programs include:
- Three-Year-Old Prekindergarten - The child must be 3 years of age on or before September 1 of the target school year. The three-year-old program is a half-day program. Bus transportation is available.
- Four-Year-Old Prekindergarten - The child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1 of the target school year. The four-year-old program is a full-day program. Bus transportation is available.
- Head Start - The child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1 of the target school year. Head Start is a comprehensive federal program designed to promote the school readiness of young children from low-income families. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Head Start is a full-day program. Bus transportation is available.
- Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities - PPCD serves students receiving special education services starting at age 3. Instruction is based on the child's individual education plan. If you think your child may have a disability and meet the eligibility criteria for PPCD or special education services, please contact the Special Programs office at 903-356-1220.
The following documents are needed when you enroll your child:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Proof of residency
- Immunization records
- Driver's Licence of enrolling parent
- Income verification (three to four most recent paycheck stubs)
Head Start only: Proof of insurance