A dependant child education & health in USA- texas

Does anyone know  how about the educational/ cultural status & environment for a dependant child in Texas - Amarillo?
Does he will be entitle for government conducting kindergarten/ pre school education?
Any idea about the cost of standard education per term?
environment of education?

Any care giving facilities after school time? etc.?

What is "dependant child"?  Isn't every child some adult's dependent?

What do you mean by "educational/ cultural status & environment"?

Preschool such as nursery school is not free, but kindergarten can be free if it belongs to a (public) school district.  The cost of private kindergarten can be between a few hundreds and tens of thousands, depending on the level of pretentiousness.

If you meant public school education when you used the term "standard education", then the cost is zero.  One doesn't pay for public school in the States unless one wishes to take classes that are not part of the curriculum.  Free education is available to all legal residents for the entire 12 or 13 years of primary (aka elementary school in the US) and secondary school (aka high school).  Some states offer the same free education to children of illegal or undocumented immigrants.

Still don't understand what you meant by "environment of education".

There are plenty of after school care, the cost varies depending on the caregivers.

"no child left behind". Pre-school is generally private often non- religious but church run and some large employers offer in-house. Cost varies. Google parent groups in your area.
Public education is free of charge through k12 but be prepared for fees from required supplies, trips, labs, uniforms to medical check ups and vaccinations. The specific school is based on location of residence but for magnet schools which bus so called gifted children.
Parents are extremely involved in specially when it comes to extracurricular activities and sports, band, ....
There is always the option of private school and a lot of ethnical groups hold weekend/summer school teaching language/customs/...
Google Amarillo TX school district, go through the sites of the individual schools, contact admission/registration and parents. If you are looking for a house/apartment do not rely on a realtor/leasing agent to give you correct school district information. Do your own research!

Hi,, thank you for the valuable info...
"Dependant child" - Parents move to USA on work visa/ as non immigrant only for a particular period of our employer's contract.
Our child will be a dependant under us.
Does he eligible for free education supply by USA government? as  05 years old guy ...
Or we should look for private options there?

Hi Two step,,,

Thank you for info. . Trust it will apply under our visa category as well...

Children are eligible for public education. What you choose depends on your needs and wants and often on your finances. After care is often available at a cost and with limited hours.

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If you are legal resident in the USA , Schooling done by the State at no charge.
The State has no business to be in the Education business, and it should be left the the Parents.

If you are looking for Environment and Culture , we are getting into a an entirlely different world.
You are going to see multiple ethnic groups in the school system. Since Texas has a substantial population of Hispanics, one has to be aware that things may not look normal language and otherwise.
Environment wise, it depends on the school they send you to. Its based on the distance from your residence and the school. However, some politics are involved here.

On the other hand hand one may get their children to a Private School. This would cost you substantially. If you do have the funds you may try this option.


Thanks

In the U.S., education is handled by each state with guidelines mandated by the U.S. Department of Education and below that, each school district; it's not directly managed by the U.S. government.  If your son is five years old, he may qualify for kindergarten in the public school system. You may be required to purchase some supplies, but the cost is fairly minimal. If he would benefit from attending pre-school for one year before entering kindergarten,  that is typically not free. Any after school care is the responsibility of the parents.  This is a link to the Amarillo Public Schools system. The website also contains a boundary map so that you can where your child would go to school based on the location of your home.  I would choose a home based on parent reviews of the various schools.

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Public schools are free in America. The term Kindergarden is really the first year.  Why the term got adapted in America from German (nursery school) to mean the first year followed by grade 1 is a mystery to me. But it is not “pre-school” or nursery school; things that are usually non-public and cost money in the States.

Normally kids in America attend Kindergarten at age 5 and 1st grade at age 6. The environment of a school depends on many factors like the ethnic make-up and general financial level of the kids’ parents. One almost always has to go to a local school in the district where they live. This often affects peoples’ choice of where to live. Since public schools are financed by local taxes, the result is that schools in poor areas tend to have many shortages while ones in wealthy areas are much better off.

One doesn’t have the option to simply send their kids to the nice school in another district. Not to say that one might not get a reasonable education even in a middle-class neighborhood school but there tends to be a high correlation between resources and the quality of education.  If States would simply tax and allocate funds for schools on the basis of need state-wide then there would be much more equality. The way it is done unfortunately helps to perpetuate a cycle of poverty and disadvantage.  But one rarely hears about this subject as a political factor. Some parents that are not satisfied with the local public school might look for private school alternatives but these are rarely cheap.

TominStuttgart :

Public schools are free in America. The term Kindergarden is really the first year.  Why the term got adapted in America from German (nursery school) to mean the first year followed by grade 1 is a mystery to me.

Some of the first public schools were in Pennsylvania, where in the middle of the state almost all of the newspapers were in German until after the Civil War.

mugtech :
TominStuttgart :

Public schools are free in America. The term Kindergarden is really the first year.  Why the term got adapted in America from German (nursery school) to mean the first year followed by grade 1 is a mystery to me.

Some of the first public schools were in Pennsylvania, where in the middle of the state almost all of the newspapers were in German until after the Civil War.

Of course there were many German immigrants in the mid-west and the world Kindergarten is German. Not sure how it became the national standard for the initial year at school, especially since in Germany it specifically refers to nursery school - something separate from the normal primary schools.

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