Pre K-3 & Pre K-4 Pre-Admission

We take pride in our Prekindergarten Programs here at Vanguard Academy. We are currently accepting the 2020-2021 Pre-Admission Application for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 at all our campuses and on our website at The first step is to complete the Pre-Admission Application and turn it in to the campus of your choice at your earliest convenience.

The second step is to complete the Prekindergarten New Enrollment Application Packet. As per the rules and regulations of the Early Childhood Education Division at TEA, we will be accepting the Pre-kindergarten new enrollment application packet and documentation starting on April 1, 2020.  You are required to submit the following documentation:

  1. Socioeconomic form
  2. Proof of residence (Most Recent: utility bill (which indicates physical address) or property tax records)
  3. Student’s Birth Certificate
  4. Social Security card (optional)
  5. Home language Survey
  6. Immunization’s record


To be eligible for enrollment in a Pre-K3 half day class, a child must be three years of age before or on September 1, 2020. To be eligible for enrollment in Pre-K4 full day, a child must be four years of age before or on September 1, 2020.  Your child must also meet one of the following requirements:


  1. be unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  2. be economically disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.
  3. be homeless; or
  4. be a child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the U.S. including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or
  5. be a child of a member of the armed forces of the U.S. including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
  6. have been in the conservatorship of the DFPS (foster care) following an adversary hearing
  7. be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a. a peace officer under Section 3106.002 Government Code, b. a firefighter under Section 3106.003, or c. an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004 Government Code.


For Military qualifiers, district employee will verify the Parent’s Department of Defense (Line Item #4)

For Foster Child qualifiers the requirement is to provide a Pre-K eligible letter from DFPS (Line Item #6)

Please feel free to contact us at (956) 781-1701.  We look forward to having you and your child be a part of our Vanguard Family!


Estimados Padres:


Vanguard Academy se enorgullece en presentar los programas de Pre-Escolar. La solicitud de preinscripción de Pre-K3 y Pre-K4 está disponible en las escuelas y en línea a través de nuestra página web El primer paso es completar la solicitud de preinscripción y entregarla en la escuela de su preferencia lo más pronto posible.


El segundo paso es completar el paquete de inscripción. De acuerdo con las reglas y regulaciones del Departamento de Educación de la primera infancia en TEA, estaremos aceptando los nuevos paquetes de solicitud de inscripción de Pre-Escolar y la documentación a partir del 1 de abril de 2020. Se requiere proporcionar la siguiente documentación:


  1. Formulario del estado socioeconómico
  2. Comprobante de residencia (Recibo de servicios públicos/registros de impuestos)
  3. Acta de nacimiento
  4. Tarjeta del Seguro Social (opcional)
  5. Encuesta del Idioma del Hogar
  6. Expediente de las Vacunas


Para inscribir al estudiante en una clase de medio día en Pre-K3, el estudiante debe tener tres años de edad antes o el 1 de septiembre de 2020. Para ser elegible para la inscripción en Pre-K4 día completo, el estudiante debe tener cuatro años de edad antes o el 1 de septiembre de 2020. Su hijo(a) debe también cumplir con uno de los siguientes requisitos:


  1. No hablar o comprender el idioma inglés; o
  2. Estar clasificado como familia con desventaja económica (elegible para participar en el programa nacional de almuerzos escolares).
  3. estar sin hogar; o
  4. ser un hijo de un miembro activo de las fuerzas armadas de los Estados Unidos, incluyendo las fuerzas militares del estado o un componente reservado de las fuerzas armadas, que se ordena al servicio activo por la autoridad apropiada; o
  5. ser un hijo de un miembro de las fuerzas armadas de los Estados Unidos, incluidas las fuerzas militares del estado o un componente reservado de las fuerzas armadas, que resultó herido o asesinado mientras servía en servicio activo; o
  6. han estado en la tutela del DFPS (cuidado de crianza) después de una audiencia de adversario
  7. ser el hijo de una persona elegible para el premio Star of Texas como: un oficial de paz bajo la sección 3106,002 código gubernamental, b. un bombero bajo la sección 3106,003, o c. un primer respondedor médico de emergencia bajo la sección 3106,004 código gubernamental.



Para los estudiantes que califican por ingresos es requisito proporcionar los comprobantes de pago más recientes, carta SNAP, o el impuesto sobre la renta si es autónomo. Para los que califican por servicios militares, para el empleado del distrito se verificará la identificación del Departamento de Defensa (DoD) del padre. Para los niños(as) adoptivos(as) es un requisito proporcionar una carta elegible Pre-K de DFPS. Por favor, no dude en contactarnos al (956) 781-1701. ¡Esperamos que sea parte de nuestra familia!



 2020-2021 Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 Registration

Pre-Admission Applications will be available starting February 6, 2019.

Elementary Campus


Registration Begins

Where to


Contact Number


3 and 4

Year Olds

April 2nd

1200 E. Kelly

Pharr, TX  78577

(956) 283-1700


3 and 4

Year Olds

April 2nd

155 E. Business 83

Alamo, TX  78516

(956) 702-2548


3 and 4

Year Olds

April 2nd

2215 S. Veterans Blvd.

Edinburg, TX  78539

(956) 318-0211


4 Year Olds (Only)

April 2nd

901 S. Athol

Pharr, TX  78577

(956) 702-0134

Half Day Pre-K 3 Program

Full Day Pre-K 4 Program


Why is Pre-K important to parents?


If children attend Pre-K or a quality early childhood learning program, they are more likely to excel early, graduate high school and be more successful in life.



Documentation Required

 Paperwork about your child:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card (if applicable)
  • Current Immunization Record
Paperwork about you:
  • Photo ID (from any country)
  • Proof of Residence (such as utility bill with address)
  •  Proof of Income (such as W-2 form or current pay stub)
Paperwork for Specific Circumstances:


  • Military identification card (if applicable)
  • Court papers indicating conservatorship or foster child placement (if applicable)

How do I know if my child qualifies for free public Pre-Kindergarten education?

Your child is eligible for public Pre-Kindergarten class if he/she is 3 years old by September 1, 2020 and meets any of the following qualifications:

  • Unable to speak and comprehend the English Language
  • Economically disadvantaged (eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs- up to 185% of Federal Poverty Line)
  • Homeless
  • Child of active duty member of U.S. Armed Forces, including state military forces or reserves
  •  Child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including state military forces or reserves, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
  • Is or has ever been in foster care


How can I prove my child is financially eligible for free Pre-K?


If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), your household is eligible to receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) assistance because your income falls below 185% of the Federal Poverty Line.   Therefore, your child qualifies as for free Pre-K education.  You may use your SNAP or TANF cards to document eligibility.


My child does not meet these eligibility requirements.  What are my options?

If your child is not eligible, there are numerous options available.  When searching for quality, non-district programs, there are many factors to consider and many types of care available.  To learn more about what to consider when choosing a center, use the Little Texans parent guide ( as a resource.


After determining the type of early learning program that is right for your family, find local day care providers through the following links:

  •   National Association for the Education of Young Children (
  •  National Accreditation Commission (
  •  Texas Rising Star (
  •  ChildCareGroup (
  •  Texas DFPS (

 We will begin accepting Enrollment Applications on April 2nd.  Please continue to check our web site for Enrollment Packet information.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Please ensure that ALL the required documentation is included with your Admissions Packet.


If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the numbers listed on the first page.  We look forward to you and your child becoming a part of our  family


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