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what pre-k is really like
Posted in , on April 12, 2023

What is pre-K really like?

What is a day in Arlington ISD pre-K like?

“It’s fun learning,” said Jennifer Pettiford, McNutt Elementary School pre-K teacher. “When they come to a pre-K class, they’re going to be doing interactive learning. That means hands-on.”

You can read about it, but you really have to see it. Check out the video below to see what a day is really like in Arlington ISD pre-K.

Innovative, play-based curriculum

It’s a full day of learning through an innovative, play-based curriculum.

“It’s play-based to initiate creativity and exploration of their imagination,” said Nadia Azari, an Arlington ISD pre-K instructional specialist.

With whole group activities, small group activities, music, art, free choice time, reading, math and science, the fun – and learning – never stops. Plus, there’s playing with friends, lunch, recess on the playground and a rest time.

And the best part for parents: it’s free! Arlington ISD’s pre-K for 4-year-olds is now universal. That means any 4-year-old can attend for free. Students no longer must meet eligibility requirements. So, register now.

Registration is now open

Registration for pre-K and kindergarten is now open. You can start the process online here or visit the school your child will attend. Learn more at and feel free to contact the pre-K team at (682) 867-9418 or with any of your questions.

And check out this post with lots of important dates and details about pre-K registration.