Norman-Sims Elementary

Full-Day Pre-K

Norman-Sims is one of the few schools in the Austin area to offer free (District-supported) pre-K programs for both three- and four-year-olds. Through a partnership with Head Start for our pre-K 3 classes, all pre-K programs at Norman-Sims offer full-day care and learning.

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 or click here.

How do I register?

Registration begins in early April. Click here for more information. 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.