Our Mission and Guiding Principles

The Early Childhood Department provides support for the implementation of a rigorous research-based early childhood curriculum as well as develops curriculum that ensures best teaching practices and developmentally prepares students for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond.

 

Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Childhood curriculum is aligned to state guidelines, which are a baseline of challenging, but achievable knowledge and skills that prepare students for Kindergarten and First Grade.  The district has developed the Curriculum Road Map to assist teachers in understanding how to connect state standards (Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines and TEKS) to district adopted resources, programs, assessments, and instructional frameworks.  In additional to the Curriculum Road Maps, there is a yearly itinerary for each grade level in each content area, Guidelines and TEKS Alignment Overview and Instructional Resources.