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Prekindergarten Program

Pre-KPre-Kindergarten Eligibility and Enrollment

Hempstead ISD offers a full-day Pre-Kindergarten program for children who are at least three or four years old on or before September 1 of the current school year, live in the district, and meet at least one of the criteria listed below:

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a, 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
  • Be 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;
  • Be 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;
  • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code;
  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004).

For more information on criteria and documentation required, visit the TEA website.

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Contact Information

Hempstead Early Childhood Center
524 Austin Street
PO Box 1007
Hempstead, Texas 77445
Schedule:

HEC School Hours:
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

HEC Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Phone: 979-221-2021
Fax: 979-921-9472