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PreKindergarten

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Prekindergarten Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment in a prekindergarten class, a child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year and be:

  • unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  • eligible to participate in the national free / reduced meal program based on family income
  • homeless, as defined by 42 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; or
  • 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; or
  • 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; or
  • has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code.
  • is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award under Section 3106.002, Section 3106.003, or Section 3106.004, Government Code.

Transportation is provided for students in LISD's half-day PreK program.

PreK Communities
Community sites and the schools zoned to each site
Bagdad Block House Creek Faubion Giddens Grandview Hills
Bagdad
Camacho
Knowles (Bilingual)
Plain
Whitestone
Akin
Block House Creek
Parkside
Pleasant Hill
Cox
Cypress
Deer Creek
Faubion
Naumann
Reagan
Reed (Monolingual)
Rutledge
Westside
Giddens
Knowles (Monolingual)
Mason
Winkley
Laura Welch Bush
Grandview Hills
River Place
River Ridge
Steiner Ranch

PreK Campuses for Bilingual Students
Community sites and the schools zoned to each site
Bagdad Reed
Akin
Bagdad
Block House Creek
Camacho
Giddens
Knowles
Parkside
Plain
Pleasant Hill
Whitestone
Winkley
Laura Welch Bush
Cox
Cypress
Deer Creek
Faubion
Grandview Hills
Mason
Naumann
Reagan
Reed
River Place
River Ridge
Rutledge
Steiner Ranch
Westside
Session Times
Morning PreK
7:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon PreK
11:15 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Need more information?
K-12 Programs, call 512-570-0387
School Breakfast/Lunch, call 512-570-0670
Transportation, call 512-570-0700
Volunteering, call 512-570-0029
Campus/District Information, call 512-570-0000
If you have concerns about your child's growth and development, please call Child Find at 512-570-0352.

Pre-Kindergarten

Big Ideas in Prekindergarten
  • Clarity in written and spoken language, along with critical listening, demonstrates effective communication.
  • Reading a wide variety of genres expands understanding of the world, its people, and oneself.
  • Numerical Fluency is the wise and appropriate use of numbers and operations with flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Communicate using the language of mathematics and mathematical tools to organize their understanding of concepts.
  • People develop, learn, and adapt cultures to create who we are and shape our communities.
  • Science is a way of knowing and learning about the natural world and may not answer all questions.
Activities to help prepare your child for prekindergarten in Leander ISD
1. Read to and talk with your child each day.
2. Have your child practice writing his/her name, using a capital letter only for the first letter.
3. Have your child count objects around the house.
4. Help your child identify and name the colors.
5. Have your child look for and name letters and numbers everywhere.
6. Have your child color, cut and glue.
7. Have your child play board, educational computer, and card games.
8. Have your child participate in physical activities outdoors and in imaginative play, like dress up, kitchen, or building with blocks.
9. Help your child develop good toileting skills.
10. Hug your child each day.
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