A strong foundation is vital for strength, stamina, stability, and success. Research supports the fact that accountability as well as the road to college, career, and military readiness, does not begin in grade three or beyond; it actually begins in early childhood. Early childhood development and instructional best practices will ensure that our youngest students are kindergarten-ready and well-equipped for future learning. The foundation built in Early Childhood supports all the learning yet to come!
Our goal is to help ensure our youngest learners, their educators, and their families have the best possible foundation, through high-quality early childhood programs, leading to readiness and success in kindergarten and beyond.
The Prekindergarten team at Region 10 ESC provides:
- Professional Development
- Technical Assistance
Let our team of Early Childhood Experts help ensure the foundation is strong enough to hold up all the years that are built upon it.
These services are provided to local Districts, Charters, Private Schools, Childcare Centers, and Head Start organizations (including those for whom Region 10 is not the grantee).
The information on this site is designed to provide Early Childhood Educators, staff and school leaders with resources for best practices related to classroom environment, classroom management, lesson plans, curriculum, differentiated instruction and assessment.
To be included on our Prekindergarten Contact List for the current school year, please take a moment to complete the form: Prekindergarten Contact List Form
House Bill (HB) 3, 86th Legislative Session, 2019, amended Texas Education Code, §§29.164-172, to make high-quality prekindergarten components mandatory. All districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and districts of innovation must implement the following high-quality prekindergarten components in classrooms serving eligible four-year-old students:
- Student Progress Monitoring
- Prekindergarten Teacher Qualifications
- Teacher-to-Student Ratio
- Family Engagement
- Program Evaluation
- Data Reporting
Effective September 1, 2019, House Bill 3 also requires Full Day Pre-K for all eligible four-year-olds. In order to allow time to prepare for full day Pre-K, an exemption/waiver opportunity is being offered if construction of classroom facilities is required or if the move to full day would result in fewer students being served.
Please reach out to a member of the Region 10 Prekindergarten team if you have any questions or concerns. Also, for additional information, refer to the information below:
- TEA HB 3 Website
- Early Childhood Education FAQs
- HB 3 Current Legislature FAQ
- Prekindergarten (Video)
- Presentation on Prekindergarten (PDF)
- Full-day High-Quality Prekindergarten Program Components (PDF)
- Early Childhood Education Impacts (PDF)
- Full-day Prekindergarten Exemption Process (PDF)
For information or questions regarding High-Quality Prekindergarten, membership in the Pre-K Cooperative or Region 10 Early Childhood Services please contact one of our Prekindergarten team members.