2019-20 School Year

Frisco ISD offers a three-hour daily pre-kindergarten program at the Early Childhood School (ECS). Students must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the target school year.

The program is free for qualifying students and busing is provided from the student’s home elementary school. A limited amount of space is also available through a tuition-supported program to students whose families do not meet the requirements to attend for free. In that case, transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

The focus of the pre-kindergarten program is to develop oral language, prerequisite skills for emergent readers and early math concepts, and to build readiness skills for successful entry into kindergarten. Registration is held each summer for the following school year, but ECS accepts new students who qualify for free pre-kindergarten throughout the school year. Enrollment for the tuition-supported program continues year-round when space is available. 

Free Program

Students must meet one of the qualifying criteria in order to register for pre-kindergarten at no charge.

  • Unable to speak or comprehend the English language. (An oral language proficiency test will be administered during registration so please bring your student to determine eligibility).

  • Low family income qualifies the student for the free/reduced lunch program. (Parent must bring one of the following: last three current pay stubs, most recent tax return, IRS form 1099, a notarized letter from employer on company letterhead listing income, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility letter with EDG (Eligibility Determination Group) number listed.

  • Meet the definition of homeless.

  • Be a member of an active military family or be a member of an active military family whose parent was injured or killed during active military service. (Documentation required).

  • Has ever been in the foster care system in the state of Texas. (Form 2085E is required).

  • Has a parent or guardian who received the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical first responder (letter of recognition or award required).


Please follow the registration instructions on the  2019-20 new student enrollment page to enroll your pre-K student. If your child qualifies to attend ECS for free, please complete the following steps to register: complete the online registration form, gather the required documents and present them in-person. Contact the Early Childhood School at 469.633.3825 or earlychildhood@friscoisd.org with questions. 

Tuition-Supported Program

The Early Childhood School also enrolls a limited number of students who do not qualify for free pre-kindergarten through a tuition-supported program.

The cost for this program is $348 per month for the first child and an additional $300 per month for the second child, plus a $100 non-refundable application fee per child. Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

If you would like to apply for tuition-supported pre-K in the 2019-20 school year, please complete the application form and contact the Early Childhood School at 469.633.3825 to request an appointment to complete the process.

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