Early Childhood

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Our early childhood curriculum is aligned to the PK Guidelines.  These guidelines are achievable knowledge and skills that prepare students for Kindergarten and 1st Grade.  Our curriculum, resources, and materials prepare students for success in the following domains:

  • Emergent Literacy: Reading
  • Emergent Literacy: Writing
  • Mathematics: Concepts and Thinking
  • Language and Communication
  • Health and Wellness
  • Physical Development
  • Social and Emotional Development

The PK Guidelines can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://tea.texas.gov/pkg.aspx 


The Pre-K Online Application for the 2023-2024 School Year is now open.


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Pre-Schooler posing with book

Family engagement is defined as:

“The mutual responsibility of families, schools, and communities to build relationships to support student learning and achievement, support family well-being, and the continuous learning and development of children, families, and educators.  Family engagement is fully integrated in the child’s educational experience and is both culturally and linguistically appropriate.” Texas Administrative Code §102.1003.

The Duncanville Independent School District program embraces the individuality and uniqueness of families, and promotes a culture of learning that is child centered and age appropriate.  Building partnerships between educators and families, by way of the Family Engagement Plan, ensures that every learner is encouraged, supported, and challenged to achieve the highest levels of knowledge, skills, and character.

In accordance with the Commissioner's Rule 102.1003 (f), Duncanville ISD will establish the following family engagement strategies that are based on best practices research to support student learning, achievement and family well-being. These practices are proven to demonstrate positive short-term and long-term outcomes for early childhood education. This document highlights the various examples of the multitude of strategies that each campus will select to participate in, based on the individual needs of the students and parents of that campus, The following Family Engagement plan articulates strategies within each of the six domains.

Family Engagement Plan

Jennifer Dickson, Director of Early Childhood

Jennifer Dickson 
Director of Early Childhood

Darrian Miller 
Early Childhood Coordinator

Natasha Williams
Early Childhood Instructional Specialist

Pauline Rocha
Early Childhood Instructional Specialist

Maria Jimenez
Department Secretary

Early Childhood Office
Teaching and Learning Center
9240 County View Rd.
Duncanville 75249

Hours of Operation:
M-Th 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

phone: 972-708-2075
fax: 972-708-2020