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Pre-Kindergarten Academy

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Did you know that children who participate in high-quality early learning are more likely to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed?

Apply today to set your child up with the best possible start.

Program Overview

The Pre-K Academy at Midland College offers a high-quality, affordable preschool to children in Midland. The program promotes the school readiness for children ages 3 to 5 by enhancing cognitive, social, and emotional development.
 
 

Accessible and Affordable

Our goal is to make quality preschool affordable for all. Our classrooms are high-quality and use an evidence-based, state approved curriculum that promotes culturally responsive, engaging, and nurturing adult/child interactions in quality learning environments.
 
 

Equitable

Our goal is to eliminate the disproportionate kindergarten readiness gap. Our program supports the needs of all children through student-focused coaching, ongoing curriculum training and data analysis.
 
 

The Pre-K Academy serves children who are state Pre-K AND CCS eligible and tuition paying students. Slots will be filled by lottery.

Program Details

Program Goals

  • Provide a safe, healthy, and stimulating physical environment
  • Consider the developmental needs and interests of each child, as well as the needs and interests of the group
  • Offer a curriculum that focuses on the process of learning rather than the finished product
  • Provide an environment that encourages each child to develop responsibility and independence
  • Encourage the acquisition and use of problem solving skills
  • Offer opportunities to grow in creativity, discovery, and academic areas including STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
  • Help children learn to express him/herself in a variety of socially acceptable ways
  • Provide opportunity to enhance the child’s self esteem
  • Encourage parent/guardian involvement and support the family as their child’s first teacher

Pre-K Details

  • Accept children three and four years old by September 1st of current year
  • School Calendar: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 2:45 pm (follows compulsory attendance laws)
  • Before School Care: 7 – 8 am
  • After School Care: 2:45 – 5:30 pm
  • Non-School days: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Located at the MC Main Campus, next to the PE building
The child must meet at least ONE of the eligibility criteria identified by the Texas Education Agency. State eligibility criteria are listed below:
 
  • Child is educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, receive SNAP/TANF/Medicaid, household income within 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, etc); or
  • Child of an active duty member of the military, including the reserves; or injured, missing or killed while serving on active duty; or
  • Child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  • Child currently or previously in conservatorship of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care); or
  • Child/family is homeless (fit the definition of homeless as defined by the United States); or
  • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, fire fighter or emergency medical first responder.

Required Documents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Current Record of Immunization
  • Proof of Address (1 of these):
    • Utility Bill
    • Home/Lease contract
    • Affidavit

As Applicable

  • Income documentation for all members of household (2 months’ worth)
  • Military documentation
  • TANF/SNAP documentation
  • Documentation of custody
    • Legal orders,
    • Power of attorney,
    • TDFPS foster care

STEP 1 - PICK UP APPLICATION PACKET

Pick up a Pre-K Charter Application Packet at the Pre-K Administrative Office.
 
  • Open Monday-Thursday from 9am - 3pm
  • Located at:
    Midland College Main Campus, 3600 N. Garfield
    Marie Hall Academic Building, Room 151
    (432) 685-6809
 

STEP 2 - SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

When you stop by to pick up your packet, schedule a Return Appointment Date Time to submit required documents and completed application.
 

STEP 3 - RETURN ALL DOCUMENTATION

Return to the Pre-K Administrative Office at your agreed upon date & time with documentation and application.

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Contact Info

Pre-K Administrative Office
Midland College Main Campus
Marie Hall Academic Building, Room 151
(432) 685-6809
 
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