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Prekindergarten/Early Learning Services

Region 9 ESC Early Childhood Education Mission and Vision 

Our mission is to enrich the lives of children and families of every learner, every opportunity, every day through quality early childhood programs; support and nurture early childhood education communities through quality professional development, specialized assistance and personalized service; and join efforts through community partnerships to strengthen early childhood service to the families we serve.

Our vision is to create and implement the best early childhood education programs designed to impact diverse learners’ outcomes and family success by promoting exemplary teaching through the delivery of quality professional development, specialized assistance, and personalized service. 

Region 9 provides services to assist districts and charters in providing kindergarten school readiness for prekindergarten students. Professional development and technical assistance related to Texas Prekindergarten guidelines, early childhood best practices, and other school readiness objectives are available.   Region 9 also supports the school readiness integration model, where resources from local school districts, Head Start programs, and child care facilities are coordinated to help preschool children acquire the skills necessary to transition successfully into kindergarten.

Key Principles driving school readiness integration include:

  • The preparedness of all children to enter kindergarten on or above grade level and ready to benefit from the full array of public education services to keep them on grade level in kindergarten and beyond.
  • The development and implementation of a school readiness integration model that is community-based and individualized in ways that best serve each community.
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Christi Kelton

Christi Kelton
Early Learning Specialist

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