The Texas Legislature determines eligibility requirements for free, public prekindergarten in Texas. Therefore the eligibility is limited.  Tatum ISD offers a free full day Pre-K program for eligible students who turn 4 years of age on or before September 1st of the school year in which they intend to enroll.  The focus of the pre-kindergarten program is to develop oral language, prerequisite skills for emergent readers, early math concepts, and to build readiness skills for successful entry into kindergarten.
Zoom Introduction & Online Registration
Zoom Introduction Monday, April 27th @ 6pm
Online Pre- registration begins Tuesday, April 28th- Friday, May 1st
(More Info Below)
Pre-K Pre-Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
Online Pre-K pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year is available for students who will turn 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2020.  Students must also meet the Pre-K eligibility criteria in order to enroll.  Due to the impact of the COVID-19 emergency, Tatum ISD  is not able to complete the face-to-face portion of the 2020-2021 prekindergarten registration process at this time. Families should first complete the online portion of the Pre-K registration process. The District will contact families to complete the other portions of the registration process when qualification has been determined.  
Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet one of the qualifying criteria in order to register for Pre-K at no charge.
  • Unable to speak or comprehend the English language. (An oral language proficiency test will be scheduled to be administered to determine eligibility).
  • Low family income qualifies the student for the free/reduced lunch program. (Parent must bring present one  of the following: last four current pay stubs, most recent tax return, IRS form 1099, a notarized letter from employer on company letterhead listing income, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility letter with EDG (Eligibility Determination Group) number listed.
  • Meet the definition of homeless.
  • Be a member of an active military family or be a member of an inactive military family whose parent was injured or killed during active military service. (Documentation required).
  • Has ever been in the foster care system in the state of Texas. (Form 2085E is required).
  • Has a guardian who is eligible to receive the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical first responder.

Zoom Introduction

6:00pm  Intro to Prek Zoom
Topic: Introduction to Prek
Time: Apr 27, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 792 0896 5383

6:45 Spanish Zoom
Topic: Introduction to Prek (spanish)
Time: Apr 27, 2020 06:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 783 3094 0245

2020-2021 PreK Round-Up Video
Round Up
Required Documents


Tatum ISD requires a parent or guardian to present the following documents to complete the registration process:
  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of Residency Please note: if you cannot yet produce a current utility bill with a Tatum ISD address, a contract on a home or apartment lease will suffice until you can provide a current utility bill (required before starting school).
  • Driver’s License/ Passport ID of Enrolling Parent
  • Additional Documentation/Qualification Criteria for Pre-K Students (required to enroll in the free program)
Please be sure to review the documents accepted for proof of residency and double check that your child's immunization records are up to date and reflect all the requirements of the state of Texas, which may vary from other states/countries.
**Please Note** Enrollment is not complete until the documentation is reviewed and processed by District staff. Submissions will be processed and parents will receive a welcome letter to the District via email once their online registration form has been processed and enrollment is complete.


Registration Forms