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Pre-K and kinder registration opens April 3
Posted in on March 28, 2023

Attention future pre-K and kindergarten parents

Registration for next school year – 2023-2024 – opens online on Monday, April 3, for students entering pre-K and kindergarten.

Most of the registration process can be completed online. To get started on April 3, just go here, starting at 9 a.m.

If your child is getting ready to start pre-K or kindergarten for the first time, or you have a child in pre-K 3 moving up to pre-K 4, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some of the important dates and details you need to know to get your child registered and enrolled in pre-K or kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.


April 3 – Registration opens

Registration for pre-K and kindergarten for 2023-2024 opens online on Monday, April 3. A few more details about registration are included in the “Important Details” below.

April 4 – Pre-K and Kindergarten Signing Day          

This is a super fun chance to visit your child’s school, celebrate the milestone of pre-K or kindergarten with a fun photo of your child and visit a pre-K or kindergarten classroom. Here are more details.

April 22 – All Aboard!

Who knew registering for school could be so fun? All Aboard is a registration-support event at McNutt Elementary from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 22. But it’s a whole lot more than just live support to help you get your child registered. There will be train rides for the kids, an inflatable obstacle course, raffles, food and lots more.

July 19 – Pre-K Palooza

Another fun registration-support event, the third annual Pre-K Palooza will be at Adams Elementary this year from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on July 19. There will be members of our team to help you with registration, of course, but there will also be lots of fun activities for the kids. Think snow cones. Look for more details once summer arrives.

August (dates to be determined) – Meet the Teacher        

Visit your child’s school, meet their teacher and see their classroom. This will be a really important opportunity to help your child get ready for the first day of school. The date for Meet the Teacher will be set by your child’s school.

August 16 – First Day of School

Believe it or not, the first day of school is less than five months away! It’ll be here before we know it.


What school will my child attend?

If your child is going into pre-K 4 or kindergarten, you can check here to see what school you are zoned for.

If your child is going into pre-K 3, you can register at any Arlington ISD school or Arlington ISD Pre-K Early Learning Partner Center that offers pre-K 3. See here which schools have pre-K 3.

What is the registration process like, and how can I get help if I need it?

You can start the registration process online here starting April 3. Scroll down to see a list of FAQs that will help with the process. You will also need to either visit the school or attend one of the registration events (Signing Day, All Aboard or Pre-Palooza) to complete registration.

There are several ways to get help with registration. If you have a question or issue with the online registration system, please email You can also come to one of our registration events (Signing Day, All Aboard or Pre-K Palooza) where we’ll have people on hand to help you with the entire process and answer any questions. You’re also welcome to contact your child’s school.

What documents do I need to register my child?

Parents or guardians will need to upload several documents. The required documents for new students include:

      • Student’s original birth certificate
      • Photo ID of parent/guardian: driver’s license, state or international ID, or passport
      • Proof of address: current gas, water or electricity bill OR mortgage or lease agreement in the name of the parent/guardian
      • Current immunization record
      • Student’s Social Security card
      • Report card from prior school

But for returning students entering kindergarten who are already enrolled in an Arlington ISD pre-K, the only documents required are:

      • Photo ID of parent/guardian: driver’s license, state or international ID, or passport
      • Proof of address: current gas, water or electricity bill OR mortgage or lease agreement in the name of the parent/guardian

 When will I get to meet my child’s teacher?

Your child’s school will have a Meet the Teacher event in August prior to school starting. You’ll get to come see the school, visit your child’s classroom and meet the teacher. Please stay tuned for the date at your school.

What if I have more questions?

Sending your child to school is a huge deal. You’re bound to have more questions. That’s why our pre-K webpage and kindergarten webpage have a lot of helpful information. Plus, we have FAQs for pre-K and for kindergarten that will help.

Still have more questions? Feel free to contact your child’s school or email or call the early childhood learning team at, or (682) 867-9418.