Policies and procedures

2024-2025 Pre- K and Kindergarten Enrollment

Dear Parents

Open Enrollment for Pre K and K starts on April 1, 2024. You will have to do the enrollment on line through Skyward.  Each parent will have to set up an account before starting the enrollment process unless you have other children in the district and already have an account set up.

Please see school operations regarding enrollment.

Please provide the following documents with you when enrolling your child.

  • Proof of Residency in GISD
  • Contract/lease agreement or
  • Most current utility bill (water, gas, or electric)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Social Security Card (if available)

Child Care Group Head Start/ Public Pre-K Programs    

Using the Head Start/Public Pre K program models, Child Care Group provides the highest quality early childhood education services that helps to prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond supporting the cognitive, emotional, language, physical and social development of young children. This program has partnered with the Garland Independent School District for qualified families.

All children and parents enrolled in these programs receive:

  • Low teacher-student ratios/ Collaboration of GISD certified teacher and CCG Co-teachers in the partnership classrooms

  • GISD curriculum 

  • Individualized Education for each child

  • CLASS certified classrooms

  • Comprehensive educational and developmental assessments

  • Annual height, weight, vision, dental and hearing screenings

  • Free school supplies and snacks

  • Parent volunteer opportunities

  • Two Generation supports and resources

  • Social services 

We follow Head Start/Public PreK guidelines to determine eligibility. Families qualify by meeting one of the following:

  • Meet the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

  • Homelessness (Homelessness can be defined in many ways. Click here to learn more) 

  • Raising a foster child

  • Child with a disability

  • Family receiving TANF, SSI, or SNAP

http://bit.ly/childcaregroupespanol Spanish application

Head Start applications are now being accepted at Cisneros for children 4 years old on or before September 1st,2024. Child Care Group Head Start has partnered with Garland ISD for the past 5 years to support income eligible families in our community, however, space is limited apply now.

Benefits include-lower student/teacher ratio, school supplies, snacks, special events, additional Resource teacher to support the students, and family services.

Follow the links below to apply or visit  www.childcaregroup.org 

http://bit.ly/childcaregroup English application

Low teacher-student ratios/ Collaboration of GISD certified teacher and CCG Co-teachers in the partnership classrooms

  • GISD curriculum 

  • Individualized Education for each child

  • CLASS certified classrooms

  • Comprehensive educational and developmental assessments

  • Annual height, weight, vision, dental and hearing screenings

  • Free school supplies and snacks

  • Parent volunteer opportunities

  • Two Generation supports and resources

  • Social services 

We follow Head Start/Public Pre K guidelines to determine eligibility. Families qualify by meeting one of the following:

  • Meet the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

  • Homelessness (Homelessness can be defined in many ways. Click here to learn more) 

  • Raising a foster child

  • Child with a disability

  • Family receiving TANF, SSI, or SNAP

http://bit.ly/childcaregroupespanol Spanish application

Why Chose Cisneros for Pre K

Prekindergarten is a unique opportunity for children to learn a variety of academic skills that will enhance and foster their young minds:         

Students participating in the morning message
  • language, literacy, and vocabulary development  
  • cognitive strategies
  • pre math and science
  • developing letter recognition and letter sounds
  • prewriting skills 

Participation in our program will nurture your child's sense of curiosity and develop strong social-emotional skills:

  • working and learning together
  • sharing
  • following instructions
  • learning to take care of themselves
  • making good choices
  • developing a strong sense of competence, confidence, and self worth
  • establishing a strong foundation for life-long learning!
  • Fine and Gross motor development
  • Developing a variety of fitness and physical activity skills and concepts
Book check out
Students learning American symbols

 

Making an alphabet book
hit the balloon
Learning literacy skills

 

Choice of School Information

The window for Pre K's choice of school opens April 1-May 16, 2024.  Choice of school and Pre K enrollment  is completed through Skyward. If you have any questions, concerns, or problems you may contact Cisneros front office.

 

Student Expectations at Cisneros

Parents please click on the links below to watch videos regarding student expectations.

Bilingual Expectations Video

English Expectations Video

General Enrollment Information

Parent general information

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.