Early Childhood Programs

  • When children receive a quality early childhood education, they are better prepared to learn when they enter Kindergarten. Hays CISD is proud to offer halfday pre-K to eligible children who meet certain criteria at the following campuses:

    • Blanco Vista Elementary
    • Buda Elementary
    • Camino Real Elementary
    • Hemphill Elementary
    • Kyle Elementary
    • Science Hall Elementary
    • Tom Green Elementary
    • Uhland Elementary

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • Hays CISD offers half-day Pre-Kindergarten programs at 8 of our elementary campuses. Children must live in the Hays CISD attendance zones and be 4 years of age on or before September 1st. 


    Pre-K/K Registration for the 2019-2020 school year:

    • April 25, 2019 - ONLINE registration opens
    • April 25, 2019 - (evening tours of campuses)
    • April 26, 2019 - (registration at campuses)
    • General registration will open in June. 

    Morning Pre-K is from 7:35 am – 11:05 am.
    Afternoon Pre-K is from 11:25 am – 2:55 pm.

    Campus location and session times are determined based on the child’s home address.
    Click here to view the Pre-K Street Listings/Campus Zones 

    In addition to the age and residency requirements, at least one of the following eligibility requirements must be met:

    • Qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch (click here for qualification guidelines), including SNAP and TANF recipients, migrant children, and children participating in Head Start or Even Start
    • Limited English Proficiency
    • Parent is active duty military, was injured or killed while serving on active duty, or is missing in action (MIA)
    • Homeless
    • Foster Care

     The following items must be presented to register for Pre-Kindergarten:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Proof of Address (Utility Bill, Lease or Home Closing Papers)
    • Immunization Record
    • Proof of Income (Pay Stubs, SNAP Eligibility or TANF Benefits Letter)
    • Identification of parent or guardian
    • Military Orders (if applicable)
    • Foster Care Letter (if applicable)

    For more information, please email Patty.Santoyo@hayscisd.net 

Department Staff

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  • Patricia Santoyo
    Director of Early Childhood & Extended Day Programs
    patty.santoyo@hayscisd.net
    (512) 268-2141 x46038


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