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Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-K Student

Our Mission

In Bridgeport ISD, we believe that every child should have access to high-quality early learning programs that will prepare them for future success. Children and their families deserve a vibrant Pre-K experience that offers:

  • Passionate educators, fiercely committed to each student’s success.
  • Cheerful classrooms, where children can begin developing a lifelong love of learning.
  • Consistent curriculum that contributes to better early literacy and numeracy.
  • Affordable options, accessible to all Bridgeport families.

Pre-K Round Up

Date: Monday, July 29
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bridgeport Elementary

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Round Up Information - Span

Pre-K Information

School begins at 7:40 a.m. at Bridgeport Elementary. 

  • Bus students are dropped off at 7:15 a.m.
  • Students must live in the Bridgeport ISD attendance zone. 
  • Age Requirement: Must be 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2023
  • Must comply with attendance requirements.

 

Bridgeport ISD offers three types of Kindergarten programs:

  1. No-cost Pre-K
  2. Head Start Advantage
  3. Tuition-Based Pre-K

Pre-Kindergarten

To qualify for no-cost Pre-K, families must meet one of the following criteria. 

  • Educationally disadvantaged (Eligible to participate in the national school lunch program)
  • Emergent Bilingual
  • Child of an active member of the armed forces or killed/injured during active duty
  • Current or Past Foster Care
  • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award (peace officer, firefighter, or first responder).

Additional Eligibility Information

Bus transportation is available.

Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten

If students DO NOT meet at least one of the criteria above, they may be eligible for Bridgeport ISD’s Tuition-Based Pre-K Program.

Payment Options Form

Head Start Advantage

Head Start programs provide families with free learning and development services for their children. 

Qualifications:

  • Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2023.
  • Families need to provide household income information. 
  • Proof of income for eligibility includes but is not limited to SSI, SNAP, TANF, Disability)
  • Free school supplies provided
  • Bus transportation available
  • Head Start Enrolls 
    • Children with an identified disability
    • Emergent Bilinguals
    • Homeless families
    • Foster children

Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher. These programs help build relationships with families that support family well-being and many other important areas.

​​Cornerstone Community Action Agency provides opportunities for children with disabilities. If you suspect your child may have a learning difference, please contact Mariea Freeman at (682) 253-6863.