• To register for the 2024-2025 school year, please contact our front office at (903) 872-3074 to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Gooden, our PEIMS Secretary. 

    Required Documents for Appointment

    •  Child’s Official Birth Certificate
    •  Child’s Social Security Card
    •  Parents' or Guardians' Valid ID
    •  Child’s Shot Record (immunizations must be up-to-date by first day of attendance)
    •  Proof of Residence (utility bill, contract of purchase, lease or renter's contract)
    •  Proof of Income (or)
    •  Dated TANF/SNAP Eligibility Notice


    2024-2025 Information


    (Child must be age 4 by Sept 1 of the enrollment year)

    We are proud to provide access to Pre-Kindergarten classes at Carroll Elementary. There is no charge for Pre-K at Carroll as long as families meet the eligibility criteria. To participate in the free Pre-Kindergarten program, please ensure that your child meets the required state qualifications. 

    Students registered for this campus will be pre-screened for admission in August 2024.

    Corsicana ISD Pre-K Program

    Q: What are the eligibility requirements for tuition-free Pre-K?

    The student must be age 4 as of Sept. 1, 2024 (and must meet one of the requirements below):

    • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language.
    • Be educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program. Guidelines
      about NSLP eligibility can be found in sections 4 and 6 of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Administrators Reference Manual)).
    • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code.
    • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (Texas Government Code 3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004).

     Q: What Pre-K programs are available at CISD?

    A: All Pre-K Programs are now available at the Early Learning Center at Carroll Elementary.

    Q: What is the Early Learning Center at Carroll Elementary?

    A: The Early Learning Center at Carroll provides a safe learning environment to encourage student growth and development. This full-day program is offered to families who meet eligibility requirements.

    Q: What is Head Start?

    A: Head Start is a federally funded program that promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. Child Care Group's Head Start partners with CISD at the Early Learning Center at Carroll Elementary. Guidelines and expectations for CCG's Head Start program can differ to CISD's Pre-K programs. Please contact our CCG Partnership staff with further questions.

    Q: What is ECSE? (Early Childhood Special Education)

    A: Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, (PPCD), provides special education services for any eligible child with an identified need who is between the ages of 3 and 5. Divided into A.M., 7:40 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. and P.M., 11:45 A.M - 3:20 P.M. sections.

     Q: What days/times is Pre-K open?

    A: Early Learning Center Pre-K Programs at Carroll follow the CISD calendar. Both programs start at 7:40 am and end at 3:20 pm.

    Q: Will breakfast be provided to all students? Lunch?

    A: Yes, all students attending Pre-K receive a free breakfast in their classroom. Students are also provided a free lunch, typically served in the cafeteria. Unless they attend ECSE, both sections of ECSE will eat lunches in their classroom. A.M. classes will eat before departing and P.M. classes will eat when they arrive.

    Q: Will my child be required to wear special clothing?

    A: All Pre-K students follow CISD's Standardized Dress Code unless they attend ECSE on a 1/2 day basis. More information can be found online at www.cisd.org.

    Q: Is there a nurse on campus? Security?

    A: A CISD Nurse and Corsicana ISD Police Officer are located on campus. 

    Q: Can my pre-k students ride a school bus to and from school?

    A: No. Parents will need to provide transportation. (Only students who qualify for Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, or ECSE qualify to ride the bus.) 

    Q: Will my child participate in “specials” classes?

    A: Your child will get to exercise, sing & use the computers in class during the school day, if they attend full-day Pre-K.