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Pearson Early Childhood School

Pearson Early Childhood School
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4000 Eagle Pass
Plano, TX 75023
Phone: (469) 752-4300
Fax: (469) 752-4301

Principal Dr. Cheri Izbicki
Counselor Kathryn Bodinson
School Hours 8:15 – 11:00 a.m. 
12:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Enrollment 475
School Colors Blue, green, red
Mascot Peacock
Motto Proud of ALL Our Possibilities

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Spring Creek Exit – east to Eagle Pass, south on Eagle Pass to the school.
From Central Expressway: Spring Creek Exit – west to Eagle Pass, south on Eagle Pass to the school.

Feeder Schools

Andrews

Bethany

Beverly

Carlisle

Christie

Davis

Harrington

Hedgcoxe

Hughston

Mathews

Rasor

 

Skaggs

Thomas

Wyatt

RDSPD – Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

About Pearson Early Childhood School

Plano ISD provides a quality preschool program for children ages three to five at Pearson Early Childhood School. This learning community allows the district to meet the state-mandated guidelines for prekindergarten students and the least restrictive environment mandate for preschool special education students as required by state and federal law. These young learners are educated daily by certified professionals. We provide a librarian, counselor, and nurse to meet the needs of the students. Our school caters to young learners within our state-of-the-art facility.

Plano ISD offers a number of programs for preschool children, which are outlined on this site. Students residing within Plano ISD attendance zone boundaries may register to attend one of three Early Childhood Schools (Isaacs , Beaty or Pearson) under one of the following three criteria.

  • Tuition-Supported Community Prekindergarten
  • State and Federal Programs
  • Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

Tuition-Supported Community Prekindergarten

Children who are four years old on or before September 1st and who do not qualify for either the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or Prekindergarten (described below) are eligible to enroll in the Tuition-Supported Prekindergarten Program at Isaacs, Beaty, or Pearson Early Childhood Schools. Parents choose a five day or three day per week program for their child and agree to pay a tuition fee in 9 monthly installments. There is an additional non-refundable registration fee of $100 per child.

A packet of information describing this program and the registration procedure can be picked up at any Plano ISD early childhood school, the Plano ISD Administration Building at 2700 West 15th Street, and at the Plano ISD Shiloh Center, Multilingual Assessment Office, at 3540 East 14th Street.

State and Federal Programs

Prekindergarten is a state-mandated program that serves children who are four years of age on or before September 1.  Students may attend this program free of charge if they meet any of the following criteria:

The student:

  • is limited English speaking.
  • qualifies for free or reduced lunch.
  • is an active military dependent.
  • has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
  • is homeless.

If you live in east Plano, call (469) 752-3484. If you live in central Plano, call (469) 752-4303. If you live in west Plano, call (469) 752-4202. 

Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

PPCD is a special education program that serves children between the ages of three to five who have delays in the areas of speech, language, physical, social and/or emotional development. Bilingual (Spanish) classrooms are provided when necessary. The amount of time and type of services provided are determined by an Individual Education Program (IEP) committee. Eligible students attend this program at no cost to the family. Students are eligible for services on their third birthday.

Contacts
If you live in east Plano, call the campus assessment team at (469) 752-6587.
If you live in central Plano, call the campus assessment team at (469) 752-4326.
If you live in west Plano, call the campus assessment team at (469) 752-4226.

Achievements

  • 2002-2003:  Educator Incentive Grant Winner; five staff members presented at the national conference for National Association for Educating Young Children; three staff members presented at the Collin Community College Educational Symposium.  Golden Apple Award for 100% staff participation in the PTA!
  • 2003-2004: Two staff members presented at the Collin College Educational Symposium; three staff members presented at the Texas Speech & Hearing Association conference. Golden Apple Award for 100% staff participation in the PTA!
  • 2004-2005: Educator Incentive Grant Winner; 1st Place Plano Senior High School Homecoming Parade; 3rd Place (School) March for Respect; three staff members presented at the Collin Community College Educational Symposium. Golden Apple Award for 100% staff participation in the PTA!
  • 2005-2006: Principal presented at the national conference for the National Association for Educating Young Children, Washington, DC; librarian grant winner to attend the AALS conference. Golden Apple Award for 100% staff participation in the PTA!
  • 2006-2007: Educator Incentive Grant Winners! Two staff members presented at the National Association for Educating Young Children; principal presented at DLM Summer Institute. Golden Apple Award for 100% staff participation in the PTA! Heather Helm Young was honored with the Teacher Excellence Award in the top five teachers in the Experienced Elementary Teachers of the Year for Plano ISD.
  • 2008-2009:  Educator Incentive Grant Winners! Principal presented at the national conference for the National Association for Educating Young Children; Dallas, Texas; November, 2008. Golden Apple Award for 100% staff participation in the PTA!
  • 2009-2010: Plano ISD Beginning Teacher of the Year, Sarah Davis McKee! Kristina Kardos awarded Teacher Excellence Award honored in the top five teachers in the Experienced Teachers of the Year for Plano ISD. PTA awarded the Golden Apple for 100% participation in the PTA; Bronze Parent Education Award; Early Bird Membership Award; Spring Membership Increase Award. Dr. Izbicki was the President for Texas Administrator and Supervisors for Programs for Young Children (TAASPYC) and hosted the annual symposium in the DFW area.
  • 2010-2011: PTA awarded the Golden Apple for 100% participation; Bronze Parent Education Award; Early Bird Membership Award; Spring Membership Increase Award.  Pearson ECS dressed the 10,000 child for Operation School Bell in October, 2010.  Dr. Izbicki was the guest speaker at the Operations School Bell Boot Scootin' Fundraiser in November, 2010. Dr. Izbicki was the President for Texas Administrator and Supervisors for Programs for Young Children (TAASPYC) and hosted the annual symposium in the DFW area.
  • 2011-2012: Pearson ECS celebrated its 10th year anniversary! PTA awarded the Golden Apple Award for 100% staff participation; Early Bird Membership Award and Spring Membership Increase Award. Educator Incentive Grant Winners!
  • 2012-2013: PTA awarded the Golden Apple Award for 100% staff participation; staff members presented at the Texas Speech & Hearing Association conference.

Campus Programs

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) – available programming for all Pearson PTA Families. Parenting classes offered to Pearson ECS families. Please call Kathryn Bodinson for details 469/ 752-4315.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

All ECS's have an active Parent/Teacher Association (PTA). Families have an opportunity to join the PTA at "Meet the Staff" and "Parent Orientation" meetings as well as throughout the school year as new families join our community. The PTA provides families with experiences for all family members as well as specific programming to meet the parenting needs of 3- and 4-year-old children. The PTA also provides funding and educational materials for the classrooms to support the Pre-K guidelines and curriculum. Ask anyone at the ECS about how to join your PTA!

Hotline

For information, contact this school and/or the Early Childhood School hotline at (469) 752-4299.