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Team SISD to provide free half-day universal pre-kindergarten
The Socorro Independent School District proudly will offer free half-day universal pre-kindergarten for all students in Team SISD regardless if they do not meet state requirements for free pre-k.
The students must be four years old by Sept. 1 and live within SISD boundaries.
In addition, Team SISD will continue to offer full-day pre-k based on a first-come, first-served basis. The full-day program is free for those who qualify based on economic, language, homeless or military (active) requirements as established by the state.
Those who do not qualify for free pre-k, but would like to enroll in full-day are now entitled to a free half-day and tuition-based for the other half. The tuition for half-day is $181.68 per month for a 10-month school year.
Another opportunity for free full-day early childhood education is in conjunction with the ESC 19 Head Start program. Students also must qualify for Head Start based on federal income guidelines. Children in foster care, homeless children, and children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are eligible for Head Start regardless of income.
The half-day universal pre-k in SISD combined with the half-day Head Start program would allow students (who qualify for Head Start) to earn their full-day early childhood education for free.
Parents may register their pre-kindergarten students in Team SISD at their designated pre-k hub school or pre-k campus (listed below). In order to register for pre-kindergarten, students must be four years old by Sept. 1. Please make sure to bring your child and the following to the registration site:
The designated pre-k hubs will serve as the home campus for pre-k students for the 2016-2017 school year:
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