DISD Pre-Kindergarten Program


The goal of the Dickinson ISD Prekindergarten program is to ensure that prekindergarten students entering kindergarten will be ready to learn and receive a solid foundation of skills needed to be successful in every school year, Pre-K through 12th grade.

Why Prekindergarten?

Prekindergarten prepares children for kindergarten and beyond.  It teaches students important social, physical, emotional, and thinking skills they need for success. 

Experts agree that children who attend a high quality early childhood program have better skills in areas such as communication, reading, numeracy, problem solving, and socialization throughout their education.

Program Description

The Dickinson ISD half day Prekindergarten Program utilizes a curriculum that addresses all ten domains of the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines, which are listed below:

  1. Social and emotional development
  2. Language and communication
  3. Emergent literacy reading
  4. Emergent literacy writing
  5. Mathematics
  6. Science
  7. Social Studies
  8. Fine Arts
  9. Physical development and health
  10. 10.Technology

To be eligible for Prekindergarten, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1st and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language

    • Fill out Home Language Survey
    • An oral language proficiency test will be administered to the child if anything other than English appears on the Home Language Survey


  • Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program.Provide proof through one of the following:

    • Current paycheck stub
    • Current tax return if self-employed
    • Current TANF or SNAP eligibility letter


  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority

    • Verification of U.S. Department of Defense photo I.D.
    • Statement of service
    • Copy of official letter from commander


  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty

    • Copy of death certificate
    • Copy of Purple Heart orders
    • Copy of official letter from commander
    • Copy of letter from U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
    • Documentation that service member is MIA


  • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code

    • Verification letter of Prekindergarten eligibility from DFPS


  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004)
    • Copy of the resolution (certificate) awarded to parent or child

All seven elementary campuses in the Dickinson ISD offer prekindergarten programs. 

In late spring of each school year, campuses in the district host Prekindergarten Round Up information sessions and early registration.  Please visit the district website for more information.  Registration information is also communicated through “Gator Bytes” news.

All students entering the program are assessed with a readiness instrument for the student’s literacy development.  All prekindergarten teachers are certified and have been trained to implement a high-quality prekindergarten program.  A progress monitoring instrument is used at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year to determine student growth. 

Students attend the morning session or the afternoon session; both sessions offer students the same curriculum and engagement in the same opportunities.

Prekindergarten locations in Dickinson ISD

Bay Colony Elementary
101 Bay Colony Elementary Drive
League City, Texas 77573
Phone:  281-229-6200
FAX:  281-229-6201

Calder Road Elementary
6511 Calder Road
League City, Texas 77573
Phone: 281-229-7500
FAX: 281-229-7501

Hughes Road Elementary
11901 Hughes Road
Dickinson, Texas 77539
Phone: 281-229-6700
FAX: 281-229-6701

Kenneth E. Little
622 Oklahoma Avenue
Bacliff, Texas 77518
Phone: 281-229-7000
FAX: 281-229-7001ittle Elementary School

San Leon Elementary School
2655 Broadway
Dickinson, Texas 77539
Phone: 281-229-7400
Fax: 281-229-7401

Silbernagel Elementary School
4201 25th Street
Dickinson, Texas 77539
Phone: 281-229-6800
FAX: 281-229-6801

Louis G. Lobit Elementary School
1251 FM 517 W
Dickinson, TX 77539
Phone:  281-229-7600
Fax:  281-229-7601


Near the end of each school year, the district’s prekindergarten program is reviewed using an instrument that measures all the required domains of the program.  The purpose of the self-assessment tool is to make program adjustments and improvements to meet the needs of all prekindergarten students.

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