Irving ISD is excited to announce the expansion of the district’s PreK program. Beginning August 2020, Irving ISD will offer free, full-day PreK for 4-year-olds for qualifying students at every elementary school in the district. Pierce, Clifton and Kinkeade, the district’s early childhood campuses, will also offer the program for 4-year-olds in addition to free, half-day PreK for three-year-olds.
Interested families can learn more about the new program, including how to qualify and register, at Go Irving!, the district’s school choice expo, on Saturday, November 9, from 9 AM to noon at Singley Academy.
Research shows that students who attend PreK outperform many of their peers and develop an early passion for learning.
Executive Director of Elementary Schools, Imelda Little, believes this expansion is exactly what is needed for our younger children. “An early start to learning sets our students on a path to success and to fulfill their academic goals. In PreK, students are provided with learning experiences that focus on student achievement and language development.”
Every PreK classroom will be equipped with age-appropriate resources and materials to encourage exploration, interactive play, independence, self-discovery and healthy relationships. Students will have access to a full library, an outdoor classroom, counseling services and a nurse’s clinic. And most importantly, students will be taught by a dedicated team of certified teachers and instructional teaching assistants. Families can also take advantage of the district’s after-school program with the YMCA. Registration opens April 1, 2020, at elementary schools across the district. Click here to learn more about the application process and to see if you qualify for free or reduced tuition.
The district encourages interested families to attend the upcoming school choice expo, Go Irving!, on November 9 at Singley Academy. To learn more about the expo, click here.