Welcome to Pre-K!

Terrell ISD believes early education sets a strong academic foundation and provides a jumpstart to a child's learning journey. The district is proud to offer programs for 3 and 4-year-old students via Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Headstart at the W.H. Burnett Early Childhood Center. Families have the option to enroll their students in either full-day or half-day programs and may be eligible for free or reduced tuition depending on income and additional factors. Tuition for full-day is $262.50/month, or free depending on income and additional factors.

Ready to become a little Tiger?  Let’s Go!  

Current Burnett Students
Current W.H. Burnett students will begin the registration and enrollment  application process on February 28. After completing the online registration, you will receive an invitation by mail and email to the April Enrollment Extravaganza to complete the process.

New Burnett Students 
New students who did not attend W.H. Burnett last school year can begin the online registration and enrollment application from March 7-11 and March 21-25. After completing your online application, the school will send you an invitation to our Enrollment Extravaganza and next steps the week of April 4. 

**Please Note: Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.**

Steps to Enroll

To make enrollment a smooth process for the families of our littlest Tigers we have created step-by-step instructions below. Let’s get started! 


  • Birth Certificate

  • Social Security Card (Optional)

  • Photo ID of person enrolling new student

  • Immunization Records

  • Proof of Residency- Water or electric bill in guardians' name or Lease/mortgage agreement in guardian's name

  • Proof of income documentation (Click here for Samples of Income Documentation)

  • Foster documentation (if applicable)

For visual samples click here.


In order to register your child, all parents must create a Parent Portal account. Additionally, Parent Portal is where you will check your child's grades and attendance. Below is a guide to help you create a new account along with the link to Parent Portal to get started.


Once you have created your Parent Portal account you will then fill out the W. H. Burnett online application which is housed within Parent Portal.

Click here to begin the online application.

Out of District Transfers

W. H. Burnett will not be accepting applications for out of District transfers until May 1.