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Pre-K3 (Day Nursery of Abilene)

Baird ISD is offering a half-day Pre-K program for 3 year old students at Day Nursery of Abilene.

  • The program is FREE for children who are eligible. See below for eligibility requirements.

  • NOTE: Pre-Kindergarten is not a mandatory program. However, if your child qualifies and is enrolled, he/she is subject to compulsory attendance law. Your child must attend school each day school is in session.

    • To enroll, the student must be 3 years old on or before September 1, 2024 and meet at least one of the eligibility requirements. 

    • Transportation MUST be provided by parent/guardian. 

    • Immunization Requirements for Pre-K Three

  • In order to qualify for FREE Pre-K3 at Baird ISD, a student must be 3 years old on or before September 1, 2024 and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

    • Unable to speak and comprehend the English language
    • Income eligible based on current NSLP income eligibility guidelines
      • Use the Income Eligibility Calculator here.
      • Proof of Income:
        • Active SNAP or TANF Benefits Letter (EDG # required)
        • 12 most recent pay stubs for each job and for each person employed or 2022 Tax Return 
        • If self-employed: most recent tax form 1040
        • SSI, Social Security, Child Support, other
    • Homeless
    • Foster care (or have ever been in foster care)
    • Child of an active duty member of the US armed forces
    • Child of a member of the US armed forces who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
    • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, a firefighter, or an emergency medical first-responder

    If you have questions, please contact the Baird Elementary Office at 325-854-1400 Ext 311.

    1. Please complete the "Pre-K Three Enrollment/Eligibility Questionnaire" (even if you think you do not qualify) to determine if your child qualifies for Pre-Kindergarten based on the federal eligibility requirements. (See links below.)
    2. ENROLL your child using our ParentPortal Online Enrollment program after you finish the questionnaire.
  • Documentation REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW TO THE DISTRICT Pre-K, Elementary, and Secondary student registrations: 

    • Child’s Original Birth Certificate  

    • Current Proof of Residency (electric bill, water bill, or lease agreement) BISD will not accept cable, phone, gas, etc.

    • Immunization Records 

    • Child’s Original Social Security Card

    • Parent/Guardian valid/unexpired government issued photo id, such as passport, driver’s license or state ID.


Setting Up Parent Portal


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  • If you are new to Baird ISD, you will need to create an Ascender ParentPortal Account. 

  • Once you are on our Ascender ParentPortal page, click on "Create Account" and follow the on screen instructions.


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After you create your ParentPortal Account, you will then go to "My Account" and then click on "Enroll a New Student".

Click here for the ParentPortal Help Guide

For assistance with an ASCENDER PARENTPORTAL account or with online registration, please contact:

  • Grades 6th thru 12th: High School Office 325-854-1400 ext. 302

  • Grades PreK thru 5th: Elementary Office 325-854-1400 ext. 308


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When you are logged onto your ParentPortal account, you can always click on the "?" button in the upper right hand corner of the page to get Help with any part of your ParentPortal.


BISD Ascender ParentPortal