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Pre-K (Regular)

2020 - 2021 School Year

Registration for regular Pre K students requires students to be declared eligible for services.The Texas Legislature determines eligibility requirements for free, public Pre K in Texas. Listed below are the eligibility requirements.  

Documents to prove eligibility can be submitted to newenroll@bhisd.net 

Pre-K Eligibility- How does your child qualify? 

To be eligible for the Pre- Kindergarten program, your child must be 4 years of age by Sept. 1 and meet one other requirement determined by Texas law. No exceptions can be made to eligibility requirements.  

  1. The child is educationally (economically) disadvantaged: Eligible to participate in the National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program based on family income. Eligible by having a food stamp or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Eligibility Group Number (EDG#) 

  • Food stamp or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Eligibility Group Number (EDG#) -Letter  

  1. The child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language and are Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students. Students must complete a Home Language Survey and the child must qualify on the Pre -IDEA Proficiency Test (Pre-IPT), which will be administered at registration.

  2. The child is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11302.

  3. The child has a parent or official guardian that is an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority. This includes uniformed service members who are Missing in Action (MIA). 

  4. The child has a parent or official guardian that is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty. The term “member of the armed forces” includes:• active duty uniformed members (parents or official guardians) of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard who are assigned to duty stations in Texas or who are Texans who have eligible children residing in Texas; activated/ mobilized uniformed members of the Texas National Guard (Army or Air Guard), or activated/mobilized members of the Reserve components of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard who are Texas residents regardless of the location of the reserve unit; and uniformed service members who are Missing in Action (MIA).

  5. The child has ever been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), as well as children in a conservatorship as a result of an adversary hearing. This includes children returned to home, kinship placement, and/or adoptions. 

 

Regular Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Information

To enroll your child in pre-kindergarten, parents need to bring:

  • Proof of residency: a current lease or mortgage statement, utility bill.
  • An official birth certificate.
  • The student’s social security card
  • Proof of current immunizations
  • Parent ID

For additional information please call 281-576-2221 ext 3104

 

Parent Engagement

Barbers Hill Early Childhood Center

Parent Engagement/Involvement Policy

The staff of Barbers Hill Early Childhood Center believes meeting the needs of individual students and involving parents in the instructional process are important in helping students succeed. In keeping with the brand of Excellence the Barbers Hill name carries, the purpose of this grant is to raise the bar by teaching parents to reinforce the practical things they can do to help ensure their children become strong readers and learners. We will involve the caregivers of children so the adult family members can gain a deeper understanding of the importance of their role in the education of their children. In order to promote parent involvement, the following policy has been developed.

Policy Development and Distribution
  1. The Parent Involvement Policy will be developed and approved by the campus staff and Campus Improvement Team and distributed to parents at the beginning of each school year.
  1. Parental involvement will be assessed annually and strategies to increase the level of involvement in appropriate school activities will be developed and implemented.
  1. Parents will be encouraged to provide input and suggestions for the improvement of instructional programs.

Communication

  1. Parents will be involved in campus improvement planning and decision making for instructional programs including Title I.
  1. Parent will be informed annually of campus instructional programs, including Title I and its purposes and benefits to students, through parent/student orientations, “Meet the Teacher” nights, and letters to parents.
  1. Parents, staff, and students will jointly commit to home school compacts which detail how they will share responsibility for improved student performance.
  1. Parents will be informed of student progress through:
  • Parent-Teacher conferences ( Beginning, Middle and End of Year- Required additional conference in needed)
  • Reports of district development standardized assessment results ( Beginning, Middle and End of Year)
  • School Report Card- each nine weeks
  • Benchmark Assessment- each nine weeks
  • Agendas – daily communication with the teacher
Involvement

Parents will be provided opportunities for school involvement including:

  • Volunteer Program*- volunteer to help school with everyday operations and special events
  • Mentor Program*- be a mentor to a child and create lasting connections
  • Fall Festival- community wide event to create awareness of Drug Free Schools
  • Campus Improvement Team- Team to review curriculum and operations of the school for effectiveness
  • Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)- to Language Proficiency Committee Process ensure regular monitoring of ELLs’ progress and linguistic supports they receive and makes recommendations for assessments, and student placement.
  • Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee- he letters stand for Admission, Review, & Dismissal committee. This is the name of the committee responsible for making the educational decisions for a student. The parents, or adult students, are members of the ARD committee. IEP: The letters stand for Individual Education Plan.
  • ESL Parent Education Classes- provides an opportunity for parents to learn conversational English and develop a community of learners.
  • Watch D.O.G.S.- Dad’s of Great Students* - provides easy ways to get dads involved in the school
  • Room Parents*- help teachers prepare instructional materials and assist with special events
  • Special Events
  • Field trips

*Approved background check required