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 as of September 1, 2019 to apply for Uplift Pre-K.
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, most of our Pre-K programs are partnership based as we are happy to have partnered with best in class Pre-K providers; Mi Escuelita in our Dallas area schools and Child Care Associates in Fort Worth. Scholars are Uplift Education scholars, but in partnership classrooms, the teachers are certified teachers employed by either Mi Escuelita or Child Care Associates. For detailed information about our partners and locations, please click below:
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)?