Pre-Kindergarten Information

Pre-Kindergarten Application Process:
To apply, please take the documentation to the neighborhood school and complete the pre-kindergarten application process. If the neighborhood school does not offer pre-kindergarten, please contact the Rod Schroder Education Support Center at 806-326-1000 for application information.

Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements [TEC 29.153(b)]:
A child is eligible for enrollment in pre-kindergarten if at least three years of age and:

  1. is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  2. is educationally disadvantaged; or
  3. is homeless; or
  4. the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
  5. the child of a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed while on active duty; or is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing.


  • Proof of income
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Social Security Card (if child has one)
  • Proof of address (utility bill, or lease agreement, or mortgage agreement)

Military Dependents Must Also Have the Following: 
Department of Defense photo identification or Statement of Service letter from the AG or Human Resources if active reservist or member of the Texas National Guard

Families With Children in Foster Care Must Also Have the Following: 
Documentation from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Resources

Non-Eligible Pre-K Information:

Amarillo ISD is committed to providing direct services for all young children through high-quality early childhood education under the leadership of teachers with university degrees. The District provides a limited number of enrollment slots for three and four-year-old children who do not qualify for Texas public pre-kindergarten as defined by the Texas Education Code 29.153 for Certain Children.

Carver Early Childhood Academy:
Sixty non-eligible children are enrolled in Carver Early Childhood Academy's full day pre-kindergarten classrooms each year. To contact Carver Early Childhood Academy, please call 806-326-4200 or visit their campus at 1800 N. Travis.

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