Rockwall ISD Early Childhood/Prekindergarten

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    2020-2021 Information Night Flyer

    You Are Invited to our Early Childhood/Prekindergarten Information Night

    January 9, 2020 at Dobbs Elementary (901 East Interurban) from 6:30-7:30.

    Enrollment information will be shared about the following programs: Tuition and Qualifying Prekindergarten, Head Start, Speech and Special Education Services. Tuition Registration will open January 22.

    Prekindergarten Locations for 2020-21 School Year: Amy-Parks ES, Cullins-Lake Pointe ES, Hartman ES, Jones ES, Lyon ES, Nebbie Williams ES, Rochell ES, Stevenson ES.

    Bilingual PreK Locations for 2020-21 School Year: Dobbs ES, Jones ES, Springer ES

    Head Start Location for 2020-21 School Year: Dobbs ES

    2019-2020 Enrollment for ALL of RISD's Early Childhood Programs is OPEN

    Rockwall ISD believes prekindergarten age children learn best with purposeful play in a caring, student-center classroom environment.  The curriculum is developed around the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines that includes 10 learning domains: Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Emergent Literacy Reading, Emergent Literacy Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Development, and Technology. The prekindergarten curriculum has a vertical alignment to our Kindergarten program to make a smooth transition in the students’ learning.  RISD hires one certified teacher and one teaching assistant for every prekindergarten classroom to support individual student’s needs based on progress monitoring three times a year. Informed efforts by families and teachers to build on children’s motivation to learn plays a critically important role in providing children with the proper foundations for school success.

    Rockwall ISD provides Prekindergarten for students that live in Rockwall ISD attendance zone and are 4 years old by Sept. 1 of the current school year. Based on state criteria, some students will qualify for Free Qualifying Prekindergarten while other students that do not qualify for free prekindergarten may enroll in Rockwall ISD’s Tuition Prekindergarten.

    We also offer Early Head Start and Head Start programs for birth to 4-year-old children.