Early Childhood Development Center

  • Application for the 2021-2022 School Year

Introduction Section

  • Thank you for your interest in the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), a research-based campus partnership of the Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC). ECDC operates a dual-language instructional program in English and Spanish for students in Pre-K - Grade 5 on the TAMU-CC campus. Students enrolled in ECDC follow the CCISD’s rules, regulations, official school calendar and elementary campus operational times of 7:50 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. 

    NOTE: ECDC PreK is open to students that live in the CCISD boundaries.  The District does accept applications for out-of-district students for grades K-5.

Student Information Section

  • Student Legal Name

Student Birth Date and Age

  • * Students must be older than three years of age on September 1 to attend ECDC.

  • * Students who are age 4 on Sept. 1 are limited to grade PK4

  • * Students who are age 5 on Sept. 1 are limited to grade KG

Lottery Selection (PK4 Applicants)

  • Students are eligible for enrollment in the ECDC programs through a lottery selection process. Students must be the appropriate age on or before September 1 of the upcoming school year.  PK4 applicants must meet the qualification for PreK in order to be considered for the lottery selection.  Qualifications for PreK are as follows.  Please check if one, or more, of these applies to you:


    Educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program). Please complete attached pre-qualification application and attach proof of income. 

    Unable to speak and comprehend the English language.  Student must be tested and qualify as limited English proficient. 


    Child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority.  Documentation must be provided. 

    Child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty.

    Child who has ever been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing.

    Child of a Star of Texas Award recipient (Peace officer, firefighter, and emergency first responder who was killed or suffered serious injury in the line of duty).


An option for ineligible PreK parents.

  • PK4 Applicants that do not meet PK4 eligibility


    If upon completion of the initial selection does not fill the PK4 classroom with students who qualify for the PreK program, the remaining spots will be offered to applicants that do not meet Prek qualifications.  The spots will be offered using the following criteria:

    • Applicants that do not meet PK4 eligibility and are selected for an open spot must be willing to pay tuition.  The cost of tuition is $520 per month.
    • Applicants selected for a “non-eligible” spot will be selected by random lottery from all of the non-eligible applicants who applied.
    • In order to remain in the PreK program, non-eligible selectees must continue to pay tuition regularly. 

Student Race and Ethnicity

  • Race and Ethnicity

    The United States Department of Education (USDE) requires all state and local education institutions to collect data on ethnicity and race for students and staff. This information is used for state and federal accountability reporting as well as for reporting to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    School district staff and parents or guardians of students enrolling in school are requested to provide this information. If you decline to provide this information, please be aware that the USDE requires school districts to use observer identification as a last resort for collecting the data for federal reporting

    Please answer both parts of the following questions on the student’s or staff member’s ethnicity and race. United States Federal Register (71 FR 44866)


    Hispanic/Latino -A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

Special Accommodations/Services

Student General Information

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Socioeconomic Information

  • Corpus Christi ISD is required to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student to the Texas Education Agency for purposes of the annual state accountability ratings and for federal reporting. Please note that this form is not sent to the Texas Education Agency and that the income levels indicated for your family are not reported to the Texas Education Agency. Only the Economic Disadvantaged status of each student as determined by the information provided is reported to the Texas Education Agency.

    In accordance with the provisions of the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) no student shall be required, as part of any program funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education, to submit to a survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program), without the prior written consent of the adult student, parent or legal guardian.

Parent/Legal Guardian Contact Information

  • Parent Name

  • Physical Address

  • Mailing Address(if different than above)

  • Mailing Address(Same as Physical)

  • * Contact numbers are simply 10 digits. ##########

  • Phone Number(s) and Email

Application Window

  • Applications Accepted from March 1, 2021 through May 1, 2021