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Early Childhood Education

The early childhood program, which includes prekindergarten through third grade, builds the foundation for a learning continuum from prekindergarten through 12th grade. It is based on a comprehensive curriculum, knowledge of child development, research, and best practices. It provides an enriched and supportive learning environment to nurture the intellectual, physiological, social, and emotional development of young children.


Prekindergarten

The prekindergarten program is a full-year, intensive language development and early literacy program designed to give 4-year old children who qualify for the program an opportunity to develop skills, concepts, and attitudes needed for school success. To enroll in the program, a child must:

  • be at least 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year and
  • not speak or comprehend English or
  • be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or
  • receive services for the homeless


Kindergarten

A full-day instructional program for kindergarten is conducted in each elementary school that has an early childhood program. The program is designed to promote academic skills, which provide a firm foundation for later school success.

For more information about the programs above, call (972) 925-6770.


Early Childhood Program Descriptions

Early Childhood Intervention: A federal and state mandated program for families with children, birth to 3 , with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI provides evaluations and assessments at no cost to families to determine eligibility and need for services. Services are provided to eligible infants and toddlers in their natural environment, such as home or at a child-care center.

For more information, call (972) 581-4130.

Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities: A federal and state mandated program within the Dallas Independent School District providing instructional and related services to children ages 3 to 5 years who qualify for special education.

For more information, call (972) 581-4130.

PPCD/PreK Collaborative: A program within the Dallas Independent School District serving students, ages 3 and 4, with disabilities in a district preschool setting with nondisabled students that qualify for prekindergarten services.

For more information, call (972) 581-4130.