Pre-K Registration Information

Pre-Kindergarten Program (PK)

Celina ISD will be offering an all-day Pre-K program for *qualifying students.

Please note the following information regarding our Pre-K program.

  1. The Pre-K program is for qualifying students who are four (4) years old on or before September 1st of the school year in which they will be attending Pre-K. Students who are 5 years old on or before September 1st, would attend Kindergarten. See qualifying criteria in the section below.
  2. Tuition only spots are not available at this time.
  3. The program is a full day program. Students will attend school from 7:55 am until 3:25 pm.
  4. The Pre-K program will be housed at the Celina Primary School campus.
  5. Transportation is provided for those living 2 miles or more away from the campus.
  6. Breakfast and/or lunch will be served. Students can bring their lunches and may bring snacks.

*Tuition - Free for Qualifying Students

Celina ISD follows the State of Texas guidelines by offering tuition-free Pre-K programs. Students must be four (4) years of age by September 1st of the school year to qualify and must live within Celina ISD school boundaries. In addition, the child must meet one or more the following criteria:

  1. unable to speak and comprehend the English language. Parents will complete a home language survey and students will be tested to determine Limited English Proficiency, or
  2. be educationally disadvantaged. Parent will need to provide a copy of their W-2 forms, two most recent pay stubs, and any other documentation of income (see chart below, updated each summer) or,

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  3. be homeless. Parents must complete the required district documentation and wait for approval from the district homeless education liaison, or
  4. be the child or stepchild of an active-duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority (military ID is required), or
  5. be the child or stepchild of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty (documentation is required), or
  6. has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas DFPS (foster care system) following an adversary hearing. Foster parent must provide letter from DFPS declaring eligibility.
In addition to completing new student registration forms, the following documents will be needed in order to register:
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Social Security Card – optional If social security number is not available, the student will be assigned a state identification number.
  • Proof of Residence - Copy of utility bill, rental or lease agreement. For more information on Proof of Residence, please see below.
  • Copy of parent/guardian government issued photo ID (driver's license or picture ID)
  • Copy of Immunization Records (all shots must be current to register)
  • Proper documentation for qualifying for tuition-free preschool (see notes above) 

Proof of Residency:

Celina ISD does not accept out of district transfers.
Residency within the Celina ISD school boundaries must be established prior to the first day of school.

  1. Proof of Residency: This must be a current electric bill or water bill stating your name and the physical address of the home (we cannot accept P.O. Boxes).

If you are moving into Celina ISD, you may not have the required proof of residency (electric or water bill) to complete the enrollment process. If you do not have a current electric or water bill you may be able to get a receipt from the electric or water companies showing the established account. The receipt must be dated, include the physical address of the home you live in, and the parent/guardian’s name.

If you are:

Leasing a home or apartment in Celina ISD: If you are not able to bring a water or electric bill, you may bring a copy of a lease agreement or contract showing the physical address of the home and the beginning and end date of the lease or contract. The contract or lease agreement must be current, include the physical address of the home you live in, and the parent/guardian’s name.

Living with a current Celina resident: If you are living with a current Celina resident, you and the person you are living with will need to complete a Residency Affidavit. Residency Affidavits may be completed at your child(ren)'s campus and must be notarized. Your child will attend the campus that the Celina address is zoned for.

  • Celina Residents will need to bring:
    • Copy of a current utility bill (electric or water) that includes their name and the physical address of the home - The utility bill must be in the name of the person who comes with you to sign the affidavit.
    • Driver’s License or photo ID
  • Parent/Guardian will need to bring:
    • Driver’s License or photo ID
  • Notaries are available at each campus.

PLEASE NOTE: If any of the above residency scenarios apply to your family, the information above MUST be provided by the parent/guardian for approval prior to the beginning of the school year.


For Pre-K registration information, please contact Amy Barley, Celina Primary School PEIMS secretary, at

For Pre-K program questions, please contact Nancy Alvarez, Celina Primary School Principal, at