Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I register for Pre-K by going to any Uplift School?

    Uplift does not accept applications in person. Families interested in attending one of our 12 Pre-K sites must apply online by visiting the Apply for Pre-Kindergarten Page.

    Does Uplift offer full day Pre-K?

    Uplift Education offers full day Pre-K at select sites, as well as full day Head Start programming. Please check the Pre-K overview page to determine Pre-K class options by site.

    What printed documents are needed to verify my income?

    Anyone who is eligible to take part in the national free or reduced-price school lunch program is also eligible to enroll in Pre-K. To confirm that your child is eligible, you’ll need to provide printed proof of income. Any of the following printed documents can be accepted as proof of income: 

    • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) documentation.
    • Paycheck stubs for every adult member of the household. If you work full-time (at least 40 hours per week), just the most recent paycheck stub is needed. If you work part-time, the two most recent stubs are required.
    • If you are a business owner or self-employed, an IRS 1099 form can be used.
    • If you are paid in cash, you’ll need to have your employer fill out an Income Verification Form.
    • If you receive social security or child support as income, you will need to submit a court document or income statement showing the amount of income received.
    • If any adult member of the household is unemployed or has no income, you will need to fill out a Verification of No Income form.

    Can children younger than 4 years old attend Uplift Pre‑K?

    Students must be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the current year. 

    Is half day Pre-K in the morning or the afternoon?

    BOTH! Most schools offer a free morning half day session and a free afternoon half day session.  Times vary by campus, but the morning session is approximately 7:30 am to 11:15 am and afternoon session is approximately 11:45 am to 3:30 pm.

    Are meals provided at Uplift Pre-K?

    The half-day program has classes both in the morning (times vary by campus, but approximately 7:30 am to 11:15 am) and afternoon (11:45 am to 3:30 pm).  Free breakfast is provided daily for morning classes and free lunch is provided daily for afternoon classes. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided for full day Pre-K classes.

    Will dual language be offered at Uplift Pre-K campuses? 

    Uplift instruction is executed in English at all campuses. However, we do offer an English as a Second Language (ESL) program to scholars who qualify, and our teachers utilize ELL (English Language Learner) instructional strategies consistently.  

    Does Uplift Education provide bus transportation for Pre-K students?

    Uplift does not provide transportation to any of our campuses. 

    Is there a cost for attending Uplift Pre-K?

    Uplift Pre-K is free to qualified applicants.

    If my family doesn’t meet the qualifications for free Pre-K, am I able to pay for my child to attend?

    Uplift does not offer tuition based Pre-K.

    How do I get a copy of my child's birth certificate?

    If your child was born in Texas, you can order a copy of their birth certificate by visiting the Vital Records Application Page. The cost of ordering a copy of a Texas birth certificate is $22.

    What is a partnership based Pre-K Program and where are they located?

    Currently, some of our Pre-K programs are partnership based as we are happy to have partnered with a best in class Pre-K provider, Mi Escuelita. Scholars are Uplift Education scholars, but in partnership classrooms, and the teachers are certified teachers employed by Mi Escuelita. For detailed information about our partners and locations, please click below:

    Mi Escuelita

    Pre-K Campuses for 2021-22

    If my child is in an Uplift Pre-K program, will he or she be able to attend an Uplift school for Kindergarten?

    YES!  Your child, as an Uplift Pre-K student, will automatically be accepted into Kindergarten and beyond within the same Uplift home campus in which the scholar is enrolled.

    Where can I view Pre-K documentation that is required by Texas Education Agency (TEA)?

    Click to view TEA required documentation.