Pre-K Partnerships

Expanding Access to High-Quality Pre-K

Pre-K Partnerships is a collaboration between local school districts and United Way for Greater Austin to support and expand access to high-quality full-day pre-K in our community.

In the Austin area, we partner with Austin ISD to serve children in PK-3 and PK-4; in the Round Rock area, we partner with Round Rock ISD to serve children in PK-3.

We partner with child development centers that are 3- and 4-star Texas Rising Star certified to deliver high-quality pre-K and provide centers with resources to help improve and sustain quality services for children. This support includes professional development and recruitment and co-enrollment of children –  at both the center and ISD– to facilitate a smooth transition into Kindergarten on an Austin ISD or Round Rock ISD campus.

Here are some of the benefits this collaboration offers for your child:

Low teacher-child ratios in the classroom
Co-enrollment at the center and ISD
Highly qualified teachers and curriculum
Optional full-day care

Here’s how you can enroll your child in one of these high-quality Pre-K Partnerships centers:

Step 1:

Find a child care center on the map where you would like to enroll your child

Step 2:

Click the location dot to get their contact information

Step 3:

Contact the child care center to learn more and enroll your child

If you have any questions while enrolling your child, please contact Madison Mattise at

Success in life begins with a quality education, but more than 50% of children in our community are not ready for Kindergarten. That’s why this partnership ensures children get a strong start in life and are ready to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. Our youngest years are the most active period for brain development, a crucial time to lay a firm foundation for all future growth. What happens in these early years has a lasting impact from Kindergarten readiness to third-grade reading scores to high school graduation and beyond.