Opportunities still available for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 or kindergarten!

Opportunities Still Available for Pre-K3, Pre-K4 or Kindergarten!
Posted on 06/25/2018
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This summer, parents can visit the pre-K office located at the Early Eagles Wraparound Center at  200 S Hampton Road to enroll their child at a neighborhood campus or partnership childcare centers located in DeSoto. The office is open for registration 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The office is a one-stop shop and can help families complete the online application, provide language proficiency testing and other support.

Data shows that students who attend DeSoto Independent School District pre-K and stay with the district significantly outperform their peers by third grade.

“Pre-K and kinder education is extremely beneficial to providing students a solid early foundation for learning,” said Myla Wilson, Director of Early Childhood Education in DeSoto ISD. “Additional classrooms have been made available through the district’s partnerships with area day care facilities through grant programs to support three-year-old early childhood education opportunities. DeSoto ISD wants to build a continuum upon that early exposure by making our four-year-old program at Amber Terrace and the districtwide kinder programs at each campus more easily accessible. The demand for early childhood education is clear here in DeSoto ISD. Parents should apply soon, as Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Academy is starting to fill up along with the district’s available Little Eagles Early Learning partnership and  kinder seats!”

DeSoto ISD offers free Pre-K programs for children who are four-years-old or three on or before September 1, 2018 and meet at least ONE of these requirements:

  • The child is eligible to take part in the national free or reduced-price school lunch program. To find out if your child is eligible, visit the DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition page.

  • The child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language.

  • The child is homeless.

  • The child is a dependent of an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces.

  • The child is or has been in foster care.

  • The child is a dependent of a recipient of the State of Texas Award.


For children who do not meet one of the five eligibility requirements, a limited number of spots for tuition-based pre-K are available at Amber Terrace at for $5600 a year that can be paid monthly online-- $560 per month per child.

Learn more information on the pre-K application process and requirements by contacting the DeSoto ISD Early Childhood Education Office at 469.297.4556.


Families interested in enrolling their children in the district’s kindergarten programs should contact the district’s Office of Administrative Support Services at 972.223.6666 or visit www.DeSotoISD.org/Enrollment for more information.