Full-Day Pre-K

  • Kennedale ISD currently offers full-day Pre-kindergarten to qualifying students.  Per the Texas Education Agency (TEA), pre-kindergarten is offered to all eligible children who are four years old by September of the current year AND who meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language; 
    • Be economically disadvantaged (I.e., eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program); 
    • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a; 
    • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; 
    • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; 
    • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code; 
    • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.02), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004). (Texas Education Agency, 2019) 

    For additional information on eligibility requirements, please visit the Texas Education Agency Website.

  • Courtney Spitzer 
    R. F. Patterson Elementary
    817-563-8601

    Locations
    General Education and Bilingual Education
    James F. Delaney Elementary
    180 W. Kennedale Pwky
    Kennedale, TX 76060
    817-563-8400

    Early Childhood Special Education
    R. F. Patterson Elementary
    6621 Kelly Elliott Rd.
    Arlington, TX 76001
    817-563-8600

    Time
    7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.

Kennedale ISD Pre-kindergarten Program

  • Students enrolled in pre-kindergarten at Kennedale ISD are exposed to a variety of hands-on, authentic learning experiences that are based on the Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines.  They participate in a variety of learning centers based on the rationale “Learning to Play & Playing to Learn.”

    Pre-kindergarten students are also taught foundational phonics skills through a program called Letterland.

    Our pre-kindergarten teachers provide individualized support to every student so that each child may progress naturally along their own development pathway.