Early Childhood registration 2023

DeSoto ISD to Launch Early Childhood Applications Apr 1
Posted on 03/24/2023
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Early Childhood has long-term and wide-ranging benefits for young scholars in creating a strong foundation for future success in the classroom and in life.

Access to early childhood education supports healthy development in the early years of students' social, emotional, and intellectual development; and provides building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation.

Children who have access to early childhood education are less likely to repeat a grade level; are better academically prepared as they matriculate through school; are more likely to graduate from high school, go to college, and earn higher wages in their careers meaning they are better positioned to lead and advance as adults.

The research is clear and that’s why DeSoto ISD is working hard to ensure every child in the DeSoto and Glenn Heights communities has access to early childhood education in the district.

“Our Board has set goals for every scholar in DeSoto ISD that pertain to the student’s academic progress and experiences in the district,” said DeSoto ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Usamah Rodgers. “When we look at trustees’ goals for early literacy and early numeracy, we, as administrators, understand the call to action to ensure that our youngest learners have access to high-quality, full-day instruction that will give them the foundation and advantage that they need and deserve for present and future success.”

For those interested in DeSoto ISD Early Childhood programs which will open for application in April 2023, visit https://www.desotoisd.org/departments/early_childhood_education 

The district will host pre-kindergarten round-up events at Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Academy located at 224 Amber Lane in DeSoto on the following dates:

  • 9 am to Noon: April 1, 2023

  • 8 am to 7 pm: April 3, 2023

  • 8 am to 7 pm: April 4, 2023

  • 8 am to 5 pm: April 5, 2023

Those interested in applying for Early Childhood in DeSoto ISD should bring the following items to one of the aforementioned events:

  • Scholar’s Birth Certificate

  • Scholar’s Immunization Record

  • Scholar’s Social Security Card

  • Household Utility Bill, Mortgage, or Lease document confirming residence

  • Parent/Guardian’s Driver’s License or Identification Card

  • Proof of Income

Position your three- or four-year-old for long-term, life-long success. Apply starting April 1 and secure your child’s seat in a DeSoto ISD Early Childhood program.

For questions regarding choice applications, general enrollment, or selective enrollment in DeSoto ISD, visit wwww.DeSotoISD.org/Enrollment or call 972.223.6666.