Pre-K Registration has been postponed until further notice.

WHY PRE-K?

According to a study published by Raise Your Hand Texas – an advocacy group for public education in Texas – children who attend any type of preschool program were more likely to be ready (54 percent ready) for kindergarten than children who had not attended preschool (38 percent ready). High-quality pre-K programs, the study said, can lead to significant and sustained gains for young children.

When you walk into a pre-K classroom at any of the Arlington ISD schools, you are going to find busy little people. And what exactly are they doing and learning?

  • Playing in engaging centers that include math, science, reading, language arts, fine arts and home play
  • Learning to recognize numbers and shapes and learning to count
  • Learning the alphabet and phonics to increase oral language, communication and vocabulary
  • Mastering letter recognition and working on written expression
  • Pretending to cook and playing with play dough
  • Spending one-on-one time with the teacher
  • Enjoying recess and outside time with friends
  • Exploring in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) lab
  • Learning during calendar and weather time
  • Singing, listening to music, and doing drama and plays
  • Exercising with music
  • Exploring in outdoor learning environments
  • Creating through art, such as coloring, painting and more
  • Learning to use scissors and how to hold a pencil
  • Beginning writing
  • Learning how to use technology

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY GUIDELINES