Welcome to Kindergarten!
Pflugerville ISD provides full-day kindergarten for children who will be five years old on/before Sept. 1 of the enrolling school year. Although not required in Texas, kindergarten is highly recommended. Classes are from 7:35 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. at all PfISD elementary schools. A tuition-based, after-school Extended Day Program is also available at all elementary schools.
Please note: If your kindergarten-aged child attended prekindergarten in PfISD in 2022-23, your child is already enrolled at their zoned home campus. You may email the campus registrar to confirm.
What happens in Kindergarten?
In kindergarten, students begin a very basic curriculum in all subjects, including science, social studies, and the arts; but the most important academic topics will be literacy and math, which serve as the foundation for everything else to come.
Parents who are weighing the advantages and disadvantages of delaying their child’s entry into kindergarten may find this article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children to be of use. It is the responsibility of PfISD to provide an appropriate kindergarten environment in which all children can develop, no matter at what stage they enter. Your child is welcome!
Preparing for Kindergarten Checklist
By clicking below, you can download our FREE summer checklist to prepare for kindergarten.
Many parents ask where their children should be developmentally when they enroll in kindergarten. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.
This checklist will help prepare your child for kindergarten.
Reading to Your Child
Research shows that reading aloud is the best way to prepare children for learning to read. Reading helps your children develop language skills that they will use in school and throughout their lives. Through books, your children can learn about a world they have not yet experienced and dream about worlds that do not exist.
Reading together is also a time to develop a close relationship with your child. You can laugh together at the silly sounds or antics in a story. You can share the anticipation waiting to what will happen on the next page. Having fond memories of reading together will be special to both you and your child as the years go by.
- Picture books are favorites of young children as the illustrations help them make sense of what they are hearing.
- They also enjoy rhyming poetry and stories with repetitive lines.
- Children enjoy predicting what will happen next.
- They will let you know which ones they like as they ask to hear the same story over and over again. Hearing a story repeatedly helps children understand and appreciate the basic structure of stories so they can apply it to future tales encountered.
- Ask your child questions and comment on his/her responses. In that way, you'll learn more about what your child is thinking and extend the joy of reading time together!
Important Milestones: Your Child by Five Years via the CDC with examples, either a video clip or photo, for almost EVERY skill on the CDC’s list
The PfISD Kindergarten curriculum is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, with a strong emphasis on early literacy development. Children also engage in math, science, social studies, fine arts and physical education experiences. The use of instructional technology is integrated into the learning, as are other age-appropriate tools and activities. Teachers are certified by the State of Texas and participate in ongoing professional development offered at the campus and district level.Kindergarten students benefit from a balanced school day. Teachers directly teach as well as support the students in self-directed learning. Young children learn through play and hands-on experiences. In large group, small group and individual endeavors, your child will build on the "learn-to-learn" attitude and skills from birth. PfISD also offers dual language programs at multiple campuses across the district to provide learning experiences in Spanish and English with the goal of developing bilingual/biliterate students.