Rockwall ISD Early Childhood/Prekindergarten

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  • 2020-2021 Tuition PreK Registration is NOW OPEN

    Qualifying PreK opens April 6, 2020.

    • Limited spots available for Tuition Prekindergarten in RISD. If there are no more spots at the campus of your choice, please click here to be put on a waitlist. The district will monitor the waitlist and adjust if possible.

    Prekindergarten Locations for 2020-21 School Year:

    • Amy-Parks (New for next year), Cullins-Lake Pointe, Hartman, Hamm (NEW for next year), Jones (New PreK Section Added for next year), Lyon, Nebbie Williams, Rochell, Stevenson

    Bilingual PreK Locations for 2020-21 School Year:

    • Dobbs, Jones, Springer 

    Head Start Location for 2020-21 School Year:

    • Dobbs 

    Qualifying PreK enrollment opens April 6, 2020 -

    • All students enrolling in an early childhood program (Tuition, Qualifying, Head Start) must enroll online  

    May 1, 2020 

    • All students need to have submitted their paperwork to the assigned campus to secure placement. 

    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.