Early Childhood School enrollment in Frisco ISD reaches milestone

The enrollment at the Early Childhood School (ECS) hit 1,000 students for the first time in Frisco ISD history this week.

To celebrate the occasion, Principal Melissa Ellis and District administrators welcomed the 1,000th family with balloons and a commemorative T-shirt.

“Early intervention is critical for children with unique needs or challenges and we are committed to serving as many qualifying students as possible in our community,” Ellis said. “We hope to continue to reach more of our FISD students so that we can set them up for the best possible chance of academic and social/emotional success.”

The Early Childhood School serves three- and four-year-old students in an environment focusing on the pre-academic, language, social, emotional and physical needs of young children.

“Those who enroll at ECS outperform those who do not enroll well into their elementary years,” Ellis said. “By creating a strong educational foundation, we want to provide opportunities for continued success throughout their school career and beyond.”

When the ECS opened in 2009, the vision for high-quality Pre-K programming was immediately evident in the language and literacy-rich environment. The developmentally appropriate hands-on curriculum and child-centered classrooms provide students the best opportunity to transition to kindergarten successfully.

Frisco ISD is proud of the Early Childhood School and the opportunities it provides to the community by helping children reach their full educational potential while keeping mind the developmental needs of the students.

One of Frisco ISD’s priorities for the 2019 legislative session is to support the full funding for the statewide expansion of high-quality Pre-K programs with increased access for students. Click here to learn more about the District’s other legislative priorities.

The 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature has focused on public education and currently has a provision in House Bill 3 concerning the expansion of early childhood programming. Learn more information on HB3 and its potential impact for the District here.

Students qualify to attend ECS for free if they are homeless, English language learners, part of a low income or active military family, have lived in foster care in Texas or need special education services. The school also enrolls a limited number of Pre-Kindergarten students in a tuition-supported program who would not otherwise qualify to attend. Learn more about ECS programming, how your child might qualify and the registration process.

As ECS celebrates its 10th year and growing enrollment, staff would like to invite past employees and families to the campus April 23, 6-7 p.m. to celebrate during the annual ECS open house.

Published by Brian Bearden

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