The Texas Legislature determines eligibility requirements for free, public prekindergarten in Texas. When the Texas Legislature established the prekindergarten program the intent was, and still is, to provide early learning experiences to students who are most at risk for school failure. Therefore the eligibility is limited. The Legislature believed that a high quality prekindergarten program could mitigate the impact of the at-risk characteristics, thereby assisting these students to become school ready when they enter kindergarten. Katy ISD will be using InfoSnap, an online registration process for new student registration. Parents of those students who may be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten are encouraged to begin the online registration process.
Prekindergarten Family Engagement
Katy ISD has developed and
implemented a prekindergarten family engagement plan to assist the district
in achieving and maintaining high levels of family engagement in prekindergarten
and positive family attitudes toward education at the prekindergarten level. This family engagement plan is designed to
support six components of family engagement critical to the development of a
high quality prekindergarten program. Follow the link below to the Prek Family Engagement webpage for more information.
Prekindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on August 4, 2017.
Children attend either morning (8:20-11:20) of afternoon (12:40-3:40) classes.
Parents or guardians must provide transportation to and from school.
Prekindergarten is not a mandatory program. However if your child qualifies and is enrolled, he/she is subject to compulsory attendance law. Your child must attend school each day, Monday - Friday.
To be eligible for enrollment in a prekindergarten class in Katy ISD, a child must be
at least four years of age
as of September 1st of the current school year and meet at least one of the following criteria:
unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
educationally disadvantaged; or
homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child; or
the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or
the 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; or
has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code.
What to Bring on Registration Day
Child's Birth Certificate and Social Security Card
Guardianship Papers, if residing with someone other than parent
Proof of residence - A home of apartment lease agreement, a paid utility bill with correct name and address, or a letter from a mortgage company with permanent financing approved
If qualifying by language, bring your child for testing
If qualifying by income, bring proof of income (pay stubs with GROSS income of all working persons in the household, SNAP benefits eligibility letter, etc.)
If qualifying through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, a letter of verification must be provided
If you have any questions, please contact:
Lynette Cornell, Instructional Officer for Elementary Reading Intervention at 281-396-2475