Full-Day Pre-K at YISD

  • The Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) is now offering a new full-day pre-kindergarten program free of charge at select campuses for qualified El Paso-area families for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Ysleta ISD is offering full-day pre-K program, thanks to the passage of House Bill 3, which was signed into law in June and provides state funding for full-day pre-K programs for families who meet certain criteria.

    Since HB3 was signed into law, YISD officials have worked promptly and diligently to make the full-day program available at select campuses to families this upcoming school year. As a result, parents can now begin registering for full-day pre-K at participating YISD schools.

The Program

  • Ysleta ISD's Pre-K program is designed to promote children’s knowledge and skills in all developmental areas— cognitive, social/emotional, physical, and aesthetic—and to establish a foundation for lifelong learning.

    The prekindergarten program reflects the belief that children are active learners. They build meaning and understanding through full participation in their learning environments. This child-centered program combines high expectations for each child with respect for individual development.

    Learning Centers

    Prekindergarten uses the center approach to learning. Centers are areas with educational materials that provide opportunities for different types of learning during Work Time. 

    Learning Centers are pre-planned by the teacher to support the skills that are previously taught. A writing component is embedded within each center.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for enrollment in a free prekindergarten class, a child must be at least four years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year and meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements: 

    • unable to speak and comprehend the English language 
    • is educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the national school lunch program... guidelines about NSLP eligibility can be found in sections 4 and 6 of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s  Administrators Reference Manual) 
    • is homeless, as defined by 42 USC, §11434a, 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 
    • is 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 
    • is 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 
    • is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Family Code §262.201 
    • is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: 



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to live in the Ysleta ISD boundary for my child to attend Full Day Prekindergarten?

  • If my child qualifies and is eligible for full day Prekindergarten, can I request that they only attend ½ day?

  • Do students receive breakfast or/and lunch?

  • Is bus transportation available?

2021-2022 Participating Campuses

School Directory
  • EC, Pre K-5th
  • EC, Pre K-6th
  • Pre K Center
  • Pre K-5th
  • Pre K-6th

Cedar Grove Elementary

Pre K-6th
915 434-7600
218 Barker Rd,
El Paso, TX 79915

Constance Hulbert Elementary

Pre K-6th
915 434-6900
7755 Franklin Dr.
El Paso, TX 79915

East Point Elementary

Pre K-6th
915 434-4500
2400 Zanzibar St.
El Paso, TX 79925

Eastwood Heights Elementary

EC, Pre K-6th
915 434-4600
10530 Janway Dr.
El Paso, TX 79925

Edgemere International

EC, Pre K-6th
915 434-4700
10300 Edgemere Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925

Glen Cove Elementary

EC, Pre K-6th
915 434-5500
10955 Sam Snead Dr.
El Paso, TX 79936

Lancaster Elementary

Pre K-5th
915 434-3400
9230 Elgin Dr
El Paso, TX 79907

Loma Terrace Elementary

Pre K-6th
915 434-2600
8200 Ryland Ct.
El Paso, TX 79907

Parkland Pre-K

Pre K Center
915 435-7800
10080 Chick-a-Dee
El Paso, TX 79924

Pasodale Elementary

EC, Pre K-5th
915 434-8500
8253 McElroy Ave.
El Paso, TX 79907

Pebble Hills Elementary

Pre K-5th
915 434-5600
11145 Edgemere Blvd
El Paso, TX 79936

Presa Elementary

Pre K-5th
915 434-8700
128 Presa Place
El Paso, TX 79907

REL Washington International

Pre K-6th
915 434-5900
3505 Lee Trevino Dr.
El Paso, TX 79936

Sageland Elementary

EC, Pre K-6th
915 434-2900
7901 Santa Monica Ct
El Paso, TX 79915

Scotsdale Elementary

EC, Pre K-6th
915 434-4800
2901 McRae Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925

Tierra del Sol Elementary

EC, Pre K-6th
915 434-5800
1832 Tommy Aaron Dr.
El Paso, TX 79936

Vista Hills Elementary School

Pre K-6th
915 434-5700
10801 La Subida Dr.
El Paso, TX 79935

Ysleta Pre K

Pre K Center
915 434-9500
7940 Craddock
El Paso, TX 79915
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