Expert Advice for Pre-K Parents

If you are considering enrolling your three- or four-year-old child in the Duncanville ISD Prekindergarten program, congratulations! You are setting your child up for a lifetime of success. However, if this is your first time sending your little one to school, you may not know what to expect. 

Don’t worry. We’ve asked our Pre-K teachers to share tips for success in the classroom and other ideas to help you with the Pre-K experience. Keep reading to learn from our expert educators:

  1. Your child will learn about sharing, taking turns, empathy and emotional regulation in addition to early academic skills at school.

Talk and read about school to help your child understand what to expect and ease any anxiety they may have. ‘The Kissing Hand’ or ‘Un Beso en Mi Mano’ is a great book to read to them.

Pre-K Teacher reading to students
  1. Be encouraging and show your excitement to them about going to Pre-K!

  2. Practice grabbing a pencil and using it properly with your child.

  3. Talk and read to your child a lot every day to increase their vocabulary, and ask them to talk and answer in complete sentences.

  4. Pre-K is an introduction to school where teachers and parents will work together to support students in behavior and learning success.

  5. Pre-K is the foundation for a child's academic development and success. Parents are the first teachers a child knows. Their learning is supported when you send them to school, which can make a great impact.

    Pre-K enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year will open on April 1st. Visit the district website – to begin the process. Interested parents can also attend our Pre-K Enrollment Event and Discovery Festival on April 6th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Hyman Elementary to complete the registration process in person.

Duncanville ISD offers full day Pre-K to three- and four-year-old children. The program is free to those who qualify and free to the children of district employees. 

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