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  • Locations & Hours


    The Early Childhood Schools serve students residing in the elementary school neighborhoods listed. 

    • Isaacs Early Childhood School -  3400 E. Parker Rd. in Plano
      • Barron, Boggess, Dooley, Forman, Hunt, Hickey, McCall, Meadows, Memorial, Mendenhall, Miller, Schell, Stinson
    • Beaty Early Childhood School - 1717 Nevada in Plano
      • Aldridge, Barksdale, Brinker, Centennial, Daffron, Gulledge, Haggar, Haun, Hightower, IB World School at Huffman, Jackson, Mitchell, Shepard, Sigler, Saigling, Weatherford, Wells
    • Pearson Early Childhood School - 4000 Eagle Pass in Plano
      • Andrews, Bethany, Beverly, Carlisle, Christie, Davis, Harrington, Hedgcoxe, Hughston, Mathews, Rasor, Skaggs, Thomas, Wyatt, Regional Day School for the Deaf
    • Elementary campuses that offer PreK:
      • Barron Elementary School
      • Boggess Elementary School
      • Christie Elementary School
      • Forman Elementary School
      • Haggar Elementary School
      • Hughston Elementary School
      • IB World School at Huffman Elementary
      • Jackson Elementary School
      • Mathews Elementary School
      • Memorial Elementary School
      • Mendenhall Elementary School
      • Mitchell Elementary School
      • Sigler Elementary School
      • Thomas Elementary School
      • Weatherford Elementary School

    To determine your child's elementary school neighborhood, type your home address into Plano ISD's SchoolFinder application. 

    PreK Hours

    Early Childhood Campuses:

    7:55 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Elementary Campuses:

    7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


    Each school has a principal, office staff, registered nurse, librarian, and counselor. Early Childhood School teachers are degreed and certified to teach young children. The teaching assistants receive ongoing training with teachers in prekindergarten curriculum and effective teaching strategies. Additional support staff is available to provide specialized services in speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

  • Curriculum & Schedule

    The Plano ISD Early Childhood Program is based on the Texas Education Agency’s Prekindergarten Guidelines. The guidelines are based on current knowledge of theory and scientific research about how children develop and learn; they reflect the growing consensus among early childhood professional organizations that a greater emphasis be placed on young children’s conceptual learning, acquisition of basic skills, discovery through play, and participation in meaningful, relevant learning experiences. The guidelines describe specific outcomes for prekindergarten children in ten domain skill areas. These domains include; social and emotional development, language and communication, reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, physical development, and technology. To learn more about the prekindergarten guidelines visit the Texas Education Agency’s website https://tea.texas.gov/pkg.aspx .

    Families will learn more about the program at:

    • Back to School Night in August
    • Parent/Teacher Conference in the fall and spring
    • Open House in spring
    • Three written reports on your student’s progress in fall, winter and spring

    Monthly newsletters are sent home to provide on-going communication between home and school.

    A Typical Day

    Welcome / Arrival:  Children are welcomed and then independently select activities as they arrive in the classroom.

    Circle Time: Your child joins with classmates to talk about the day. Students are engaged in writing, language and mathematics instruction.

    Work Time: Children choose from activities in the centers, which include dramatic play, table toys, blocks, art, sensory table, library and computers.  Learning is child-centered through play facilitated by the staff.

    Clean Up: Your child learns the importance of concluding activities, putting away materials and cooperating with others.

    Small Group Instruction: Children receive intentional instruction on targeted objectives in a small group setting. Students are taught language, literacy, and mathematics concepts and skills through a variety of instructional strategies.

    Outdoor Learning / Activity Room: Energetic outdoor play provides opportunities for children to develop large muscles, to engage in social interactions, and to experience nature. Children also learn self-management by following rules and safety guidelines.

    Music/Movement: Your child will experience music and physical activities in the classroom, the activity room and on the playground. Learning to follow rules and safety guidelines as well as building large motor skills will accompany the fun students enjoy.

    Story Time: Teachers read to children in both large and small groups. Reading enhances listening comprehension, stimulates thought-provoking questions and conversation, and develops concepts of print and vocabulary.

    Dismissal: Children are encouraged to review the day’s events and independently collect their belongings.

  • Student Admission & Residency

    You must reside in Plano ISD boundaries for your child to attend. You may call the District office at 469-752-8150 if you are unsure if your home is within Plano ISD boundaries. Proof of residency is required at time of registration; please include a copy of your electric, water, or gas bill.

    As a public school system, the Plano schools welcome all students who live within the boundaries of the Plano Independent School District and meet state age and health requirements. Students moving into the district during the summer may call their school to register before the start of the school year.  Students who move into the district during the school year should make an appointment to enroll.

    The natural parent, legal guardian or other person having legal control under a court order must enroll a student.  Any person who is not the natural parent or is not designated guardian of the child by a court order must register with the office of Student Services prior to enrolling the student. The person enrolling the student must present their driver’s license or department of transportation identification card at the time of registration.

    If a family has not yet moved into the school district but is building or purchasing a home within the district boundaries, a Certificate of Eligibility Form must be completed and the contract for purchase must be submitted to the office of Student Services prior to enrolling. This form is available from the Student Services Department of the Plano ISD located at 5804 Coit Road, Suite 102, Plano 75023. If you have questions please contact the Student Services Department at 469-752-3793.

  • Documents Needed for Registration

    • Original Birth certificate or certified copy issued by the State
    • Immunization records
    • Social Security card for the child, if available.
    • Proof of residency in Plano ISD (gas, electric bill or a lease)
    • Bring child for language assessment (469) 752-8874
    • Military Dependents (Department of Defense ID required)
    • Letter documenting conservatorship by the Department of Family and Protective Services
    • Proof of income (current paycheck stub, tax return, food stamp documentation or Food and Nutritional Services letter)

  • Our Early Childhood Programs

    Plano ISD offers a number of programs for preschool children. Students residing within Plano ISD attendance zone boundaries may register under one of the following criteria.


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

  • Eligibility Requirements

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

    The student:

    • is unable to speak and comprehend the English language;
    • is educationally disadvantaged (which means a student who is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program);
    • is homeless;
    • is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States;
    • is the child of a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed while on active duty;
    • is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code; or
    • is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as:
      • a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code;
      • a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or
      • an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code.

    For more information, please refer to the Texas Education Agency website: TEA PK Eligibility


    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.

  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

    ECSE 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 is 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.


    • 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.


    Plano ISD Head Start is a federally funded program for Plano ISD children who are 3 or 4 by September 1 and their families who meet low income guidelines. 

  • About Head Start

    Plano ISD Head Start is a federally funded program for Plano ISD children who are 3 or 4 by September 1 and their families who meet low income guidelines. Head Start programs are operated by local non-profit or public school organizations nationwide. 

    Plano ISD Head Start provides a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children to explore and experience social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. Classrooms are designed for preschool children.

    There are three basic requirements for prospective students:

    • The child must be three or four years old by September 1.
    • The child must live within the boundaries of the Plano Independent School District.
    • The family's income must fall within federal poverty level income guidelines.

    For additional information, contact the Head Start Principal at 469-752-7170 or Office Manager at (469) 752-7163.

  • Plano Family Literacy

    Plano Family Literacy is an all-inclusive full family educational program. It is developed to assist at risk families in a focused intensive program. The program addresses adult education, early childhood education, parent education, interactive literacy activities and home visits for each family. The program considers the whole family as “the student”.  Full family education is its goal.  Parents and children learn simultaneously while attending school together. Families who attend must be in the Plano school district. The program is located at the Allan Bird Education Center, 1300 19th Street, Plano.

    Classes are held Monday through Friday. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday classes are held in the mornings. Thursday classes are held in the evening. A summer program is also provided for registered families. PLANO FAMILY LITERACY requires all participants to be involved in all components of the PLANO FAMILY LITERACY program.  Eligible families must:

    • Reside in the Plano Independent School District.
    • Have a child of any age.
    • Commit to all program hours and components.
    • Have low literacy.
    • Be low income.

    For additional information, contact the Coordinator of Family Literacy (469) 752-2253 or the office manager at (469) 752-2252.

    For additional information, contact the Head Start principal at (469) 752-7170 or Head Start office managerat (469) 752-7163.

  • Senior High School Early Learning Centers

    Each Plano ISD senior high school has a tuition-supported Early Learning Center Preschool that is designed to provide an enriching experience for 3, 4, and 5-year-old children. The preschool is a laboratory school for the senior high school Instructional Practices (Intro to Teaching) and Practicum in Education & Training classes, emphasizing the growth and development of the whole child; that is, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

    Each center is directed by a degreed teacher who plans and provides meaningful and relevant educational activities to support learning and development during these formative years. Students enrolled in the senior high school courses, Instructional Practices (Intro to Teaching) and Practicum in Education & Training, work under the supervision of the director to give the children the encouragement and attention needed to nurture their development. The children learn through activities appropriate to the child’s age and development, such as block building, painting, reading stories, art, and dramatic play. The children are encouraged to be independent, self-confident, and inquisitive about the world around them.

    Registration begins in February of each year. Applications are available by contacting the Early Learning Center you are interested in. 

    For more information visit our Senior High School Early Learning Center webpage

  • High Quality PreK

    Plano ISD participates in the state's High Quality Prekindergarten Grant. This means the that Plano ISD's PreK programs agreed to use a curriculum aligned with the Prekindergarten Guidelines, increase prekindergarten teacher training and/or qualifications, implement student progress monitoring, provide kindergarten readiness results, and develop quality family engagement plans. View our Family Engagement Plan for 2019-20.

    The information provided below shows student growth based on data from our CIRCLE Progress Monitoring assessment results. 

    Percent Meeting Proficiency for 2018-19