**NEW** Universal Pre-K Program
What is universal Pre-K?
Universal Pre-K allows children who do not meet state eligibility requirements to participate in Pre-K. Your child must be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the year they enter school.
Are all campuses offering universal Pre-K?
Not currently. For the 2020-2021 school year, there are five (5) campuses that have universal Pre-K seats. These are:
Bonham Elementary - 22 seats
Castaneda Elementary - 66 seats
Fields Elementary - 22 seats
Hendricks Elementary - 44 seats
Rayburn Elementary - 44 seats
How do I know if I qualify for Pre-K?
You can reach out to the Student Outreach Team to discuss your situation and for assistance in determining eligibility. Between traditional Pre-K, universal Pre-K, and our tuition program, McAllen ISD has a program that is right for your family!
Do I have to live in McAllen to attend Pre-K in the district?
No. McAllen ISD is a district of choice. You can live anywhere and take advantage of our high quality educational opportunities. If you are transferring from another district, please visit our transfer page for more information.
How do I sign up for universal Pre-K?
Seats are limited and are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please visit one of the universal Pre-K sites to register. You will need:
- a state issued ID for the parent or guardian
- child's birth certificate
- child's social security card
- child's immunization record
- proof of residence (light, water, or gas bill)
- family income survey
- home language survey