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a day in the life of pre-K - STEM

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.”

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.

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.

And the best part for parents: it’s free. Starting next school year, Arlington ISD’s pre-K for 4-year-olds will be universal. That means any 4-year-old can attend for free. Students will no longer have to meet eligibility requirements.

So, circle April 1 on your calendar. That’s the day pre-K registration opens for the next school year. Just visit to get started.