•        FBISD Fueling Brains Academy Edison Lofts

    Location: Edison Lofts 7215 West Fuqua S. Houston, TX 77489 | Tel: 281-416-4122 | Director: Scarlett Stredic

    Complete this form to request a visit to the FBISD Fueling Brains Academy: https://forms.office.com/r/RmgezJJ5p6.

    Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is open now! Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2024.   

    Fort Bend ISD (FBISD) and Fueling Brains redefine early childhood education by combining the best early childhood instructional practices! Brain development plays a significant role in a young child’s learning potential and ability to succeed in school. Common brain development problems may include limited focus, problem-solving, listening skills and memory, a lack of self-control, and emotional control. The FBISD Fueling Brains Academy will bring your children the dynamic FBISD PreK curriculum with an innovative approach designed around key brain-building blocks that strengthen focus, problem-solving, and memory skills.

    Students are taught how to learn, not what to learn!

    Left-Brain and Right-Brain Classrooms

     The Academy features two Prekindergarten classrooms where children will experience:

    • Dynamic FBISD PreK Curriculum
    • Two instructors per classroom
    • On-site playground with daily recess
    • Before and after school care*
    • Breakfast, lunch, and snack*
    • Summer program**With Texas Workforce Commission/NCI qualification  

    Students must be three years old by Sept. 1, 2024, for the 2024-25 school year.

    Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is open now! Children must be three years old by Sept. 1, 2024. 

    Please remember!

    • Completing TWC/NCI is a requirement to participate in the FBISD Fueling Brains Academy program.
    • Meeting TWF/NCI eligibility criteria will ensure access to a full-day program, before and after school, meals, and summer programming.

    Registering your child involves a two-step qualification process:

    Step 1 - Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)/ NCI eligibility criteria.

    • Meeting TWF/NCI eligibility criteria will ensure access to a full-day program, before and after school, meals, and summer programming, for qualifying families.
    • Students denied NCI/TWC scholarships have the option to pay weekly tuition to access services, only after going through the application process. 
    • FBISD does not offer a 1/2 day program at this or any locations.     

    Texas Workforce Commission/ NCI Program Eligibility Criteria:  

    • You must be actively working, in school, or training for a minimum of 25 hours per week for a single-parent household or 50 hours per week for a two-parent household.  Only Workforce Solutions can authorize a childcare arrangement, including changes to a childcare provider.
    • You must meet Workforce Solutions income guidelines for the number of persons in your household.
    • In advance or within 14 calendar days after the change occurs, you must inform Workforce Solutions about changes, including:
      • school, training, or education status (permanent end to participation in education/training program)
      • income (increases that would raise the gross monthly family income above the allowable income level for the family size)
      • family (changes to the family composition that would raise the gross monthly family income above the allowable income level for the family size).
    • You must inform Workforce Solutions and your childcare provider within 14 days about changes in the following:
      • residence
      • telephone number, email address, or other contact information
      • emergency contact information.
    • You must comply with requirements from Workforce Solutions and the childcare provider. 
    • You must take your child within 5 days of care being authorized.
    • You must meet the enrollment requirements and all other policies specified by the childcare facility in which your child is enrolled.
    • You must ensure your children attend on a regular basis consistent with the child’s authorization for enrollment.
    • If you need to transfer care to a different provider, there is a two-week waiting period.
    • You will report to the HHS CCR licensing office any complaints about a possible violation of licensing standards that affects the care of children in the facility.


    Step 2 - FBISD PK3-4 1/2 day program:

    • Visit www.fortbendisd.com/newstudent to register for the 1/2 day PK program.
    • Select Ridgemont ELC as the home campus in addition to the Fueling Brains Academy in the Prek Registration form. 

    FBISD PreK 3- 4 1/2 day Program Eligibility Criteria:

    • Must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2024, for the 2024-25 school year.
    • Must be a Fort Bend ISD resident, and

    One of the following: 

    • The student is identified as a Language Learner by the state-required language assessment. Students qualifying by language will be tested to determine placement in the program or
    • Qualify according to the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Parents must bring current proof of income/documentation for all adults in the household (at least one month of income/30 days from the day of registration), including current check stubs, child support statement of payment, SNAP qualification letter, etc.), or
    • Be homeless, or
    • Have current or previous conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services or
    • Is the dependent child of an active U.S. Armed Forces member, or the dependent of a U.S. Armed Forces member that has been injured or killed while on active duty, or
    • It depends on a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical responder who was seriously injured or killed in the line of duty and receives the Star of Texas Award.

    Due to increasing requests for childcare financial assistance, we currently have a waiting list for all parents submitting new applications. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, please complete the information in this provided form: https://www.wrksolutions.com/login/register

     * Students qualifying for bilingual and special education services will be referred to the Ridgemont Early Literacy Center.  

    Call (281) 634-1705 for more information.