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Pre-Kindergarten Program

Floresville ISD offers a high-quality preschool program.  Our Pre-Kindergarten program provides services for 3 and 4 years within the community.  The FISD Pre-Kindergarten program diligently works to support the development skills of students based on the TEA Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines.  The TEA Pre-Kindergarten guidelines are anchored by 10 dimensions established based on age and developmentally appropriate skills.

 

For more information regarding the FISD Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Olivia Bailey at 830-393-5300. 

 

Follow the link provided to access the Pre-Kindergarten guidelines, http://tea.texas.gov/pkg.aspx

 

 

 

As a further commitment to our youngest students and their families, FISD applied for and was awarded a grant to help further support our PK students, educators and families.  As one component of this grant, FISD must implement a family engagement plan that specifically supports PK age students and families.  The FISD Pre-Kindergarten family engagement plan may be viewed below.

 

 

 

COMPONENT

STRATEGIES/ACTIVITIES

RESPONSIBLE PARTIES

A

Facilitate family to family support 

In an effort to create a safe and respectful environment where families can learn from each other, FISD elementary campuses will offer opportunities for parents and teachers to engage in activities such as: modeling story time; provide strategies for successful A.M. and P.M. routines; information made available regarding age appropriate behaviors

*PreK Coordinator

*District Parent Liaison

*Campus Administration

*BCFS staff

*PreK Educators and Staff

B

Establish a network of community resources 

In an effort to support parents of children ages 3-5 years, FISD and all campuses will share and distribute information to parents and community members regarding resources, training and supports that are available in the Floresville and greater San Antonio area.


FISD will partner with BCFS/HS, and other local community-based organizations (including daycares and parochial day programs) to create a family-friendly transition plan for students arriving from early childhood settings.


FISD will ensure that culturally relevant activities/resources are provided and/or made available to families in home language (to include sign-language).

*PreK Coordinator

*District Parent Liaison

*Campus Administration

*BCFS staff

*PreK Educators and Staff

C

Increase family participation in decision-making 

In conjunction with BCFS and the FISD staff, FISD will support and facilitate a family advisory council that will provide the opportunity for families to review and give input on program practices, policies, communications, and events in order to ensure the program is responsive to the needs of families.


All FISD campuses will develop, adopt, and implement goals/performance indicators/strategies within the annual improvement plan targeting family engagement.


FISD staff will provide opportunities for family members of preschool age children for development and support of leadership skills to advocate for their children/families. Activities will include: parent development sessions at the campus, distribution of information regarding parent training; monthly parent sessions at district level and Saturday district-wide parent engagement activity; and home-visits.

*PreK Coordinator

*District Parent Liaison

*Campus Administration

*BCFS staff

*PreK Educators and Staff

D

Equip families with tools to enhance & extend learning

Providing families with information and/or training on creating a home learning environment connected to formal learning opportunities.


Providing complementary home learning activities for families to engage in at home with children through information presented in newsletters, online technology, social media, parent/family-teacher conferences, or other school-or center-related events. 


Providing families with information, best practices, and training related to age-appropriate developmental expectations.


Collaborating with families to appropriately respond to children’s behavior in a non-punitive, positive and supportive way

*PreK Coordinator

*District Parent Liaison

*Campus Administration

*BCFS staff

*PreK Educators and Staff

E

Develop staff skills in evidence-based practices that support families in meeting their children’s learning benchmarks

Providing essential professional development for educators in understanding communication and engagements with families, including training on communicating with families in crisis, through a collaborative effort with Region 20 PEEC.

*PreK Coordinator

*District Parent Liaison

*Campus Administration

*BCFS staff

*PreK Educators and Staff

F

Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement 

Ongoing process of evaluating for continuous improvement. FISD will utilize the TEA developed self-assessment rubric with a representative group of staff to identify areas of success and areas of focus.

*PreK Coordinator

*District Parent Liaison

*Campus Administration

*BCFS staff

*PreK Educators and Staff




 Children must live in the FISD district;
 Must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019;
 Qualify under Federal Income Guidelines OR
 Be identified as Limited English Proficient OR
 Be identified as Homeless OR
 Be an Active Military or Active Reserve dependent OR
 Be a dependent of an injured, missing or deceased parent/guardian while on active duty OR
 Ever been in Foster Care.
*Additional criteria for Head Start participation under Federal program guidelines.
FOLLOWING ITEMS TO APPLY FOR HEAD START
 Photo ID of parent/guardian;
 Certified/Official Birth Certificate;
 Child’s Social Security Card;
 Child’s up-to-date immunization record;
 Current proof of residency in FISD (electric, gas or water bill only or lease agreement);
 Proof of income (current paycheck stub for each working parent or persons in a parental role); 2018 Tax form 1040 or W-2, or proof of income for the past 2-month current payroll stubs (weekly/monthly) with consecutive dates.
 
If the following applies, parents/guardians must also bring documentation proving receipt of:
 Unemployment compensation;
 Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
 Social Security benefits;
 TANF/food stamps/SNAP;
 Earned Income;