Pre-Kindergarten Program

  • Hays CISD is excited to offer a full day Pre-Kindergarten program for four year olds! When children receive a quality early childhood education, they are better prepared to learn when they enter Kindergarten.

    Hays CISD offers full-day Pre-K at fourteen of our elementary campuses.  Pre-K is an outstanding way to help your child prepare for kindergarten. If your child lives in any Hays CISD elementary school attendance zone and meets the federal guidelines to qualify for Pre-K, you can enroll your child for free.

    Why is Pre-Kindergarten important?

    Pre-Kindergarten is an outstanding way to help your child prepare for Kindergarten. Activities build the foundation of academic, social, and emotional skills needed for school success. Students who attend Pre-Kindergarten are less likely to need to repeat a grade or receive intervention services,  have higher graduation rates and even earn higher wages as adults!

Pre-Kindergarten Qualification & Documentation

  • How does my child qualify for Pre-K?

  • Click here for the Step Into Pre-K flyer (will be linked when available)

Pre-K Registration Information

  • Qualification and Online Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will open at 8:00 AM on April 27, 2023.

    Registration events:

    • Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at elementary Pre-K Home Campuses.  
    • Friday, April 28, 2023 from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM at elementary Pre-K Home Campuses.

    Parents will attend the home campus or campus within your residential boundary zone with the following exceptions:

    • Uhland Elementary zoned students and families will attend the registration events at Hemphill Elementary.

    Click on the links to view/download/print the registration events flyer: (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

  • I’m ready to begin the registration process:

    If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements for Pre-K, you will begin the online registration process when it opens on April 27, 2023.  To qualify, you will need to upload the following documents when you register your child online:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card (optional)
    • 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)

    >> Register for Pre-K on April 27, 2023 <<

    Contact  or
    512-268-7356 ext. 45095

    Pre-Kindergarten Tuition Program:

    At this time, we are working on communicating with all families who have indicated interest in our Tuition-based PK program that have not been fully registered on a campus.  Our Student Information System (SIS) personnel and C&I team are pairing up to make phone calls and are also sending follow-up emails.

    Please call our C&I Department at 512-268-2141 or email if you have any questions.  

Pre-K Campuses

  • Blanco Vista ES
    Buda ES
    Camino Real ES
    Carpenter Hill ES
    Elm Grove ES
    Fuentes ES
    Green ES
    Hemphill ES

    Kyle ES
    Negley ES
    Pfluger ES
    Science Hall ES
    Sunfield ES

    Tobias ES

    *Please note - Pre-K is not offered UES. Students in UES attendance zones attend Pre-K at HES.

Department Staff