HISD POLICY ON THREE-YEAR-OLDS
HISD policy gives priority for enrollment in the prekindergarten program to eligible students who are at least four years of age on September 1, 2021. If additional space is available and there is no waiting list for eligible four-year-old students and non-eligible tuition-paying four-year-old students who reside in HISD, schools have the option of enrolling students who are 3 years of age on September 1, 2021 provided they meet the eligibility requirements.
- After all eligible and ineligible four-year-old students have been enrolled, if there are available seats, schools may then enroll three-year-old students who qualify after June 21, 2021.
- It is recommended that a waitlist by birthdate be created for three-year-olds so that when enrolling students, they may be close in age and development to their classmates.
- Should a significant number of three-year-olds be enrolled, creating classes with predominantly three-year-olds is preferred over mixed-age classes.
- Schools enrolling three-year-olds must receive permission in advance from the School Office and the Early Childhood Department.