Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility Information

  • To be eligible to attend Pre-K, students must be 4 on or before September 1 of the current school year and meet one or more of the following eligibility requirements:

    • Educationally disadvantaged- Please bring the last 3 paystubs of ALL household income or current TANF or SNAP eligibility letter.
    • Military dependent- Child of an active duty member of the armed forces or child of a parent who was injured or killed while serving on active duty. Documentation must be provided.
    • Foster care- Child that has ever been in the consevatorship of the Department of Family and Protective SErvices (DFPS) following an adversary hearing. Bring verification letter.
    • Bilingual- Child is unable to speak or comprehend the English language. We will need to test your child.
    • Homeless- As defined by 42 USC, §11434a.
    • Star of Texas- Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical first responder.


    For additional information on eligibility or what paperwork you will need to provide as proof of requirements, please contact Kentwood ECC at:

    Kentwood Early Childhood Center
    2500 Merrily
    Big Spring, TX 79720