Norman & Sims Elementary


Norman and Sims offers free pre-K programs for three- and four-year-olds, with a bilingual pre-K class available for four-year-olds.

Starting early in school helps children get a head start and greatly improves their chances for success in life. Austin ISD Pre-K programs provide a student-centered environment where children have hands-on, purposeful opportunities for learning.

Pre-Kindergarten is designed to meet the needs of a child’s early years, which is a period of rapid growth and development. AISD Pre-K students receive age-appropriate instruction in all areas of the curriculum, preparing them for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our Pre-K teachers focus on developing:

  • language skills;

  • problem-solving skills;

  • self-expression and independent thinking;

  • a sense of responsibility and self-control; and

  • feelings of security and success and a joy for learning

What are the benefits of my child attending pre-K?

  • Certified teachers in every classroom—all specifically trained to work with young children.

  • Child-centered, hands-on learning.

  • Focused on academic, physical and social development.

Is my child eligible for free pre-K?

To be eligible for pre-K at Norman and Sims, a child must be 3 years old on or before September 1 of the school year, live in the district, and their family must meet certain income requirements. Please call or stop by the main office for more information.

How do I register?

Registration begins April 2, 2019. Limited spaces are available, so be sure to register early to secure your child’s place. When registering your child, please bring:

• Official birth certificate

• Up-to-date immunization record

• Current proof of income

• Current proof of residence

• Parent/guardian picture ID

If you have questions or need more information, please contact either the Norman-Sims main office or the AISD Early Childhood Department at 512-414-PREK.