“Taking away the first through fifth grade service is really the most effective in meeting the needs of our families,” said Director Janet Manfull.
“We want to concentrate on the younger child to fulfill our mission - to prepare, nurture and challenge our students, and build independent students.”
The program expects to serve 110-115 students, 18 months through kindergarten, and will be enrolling throughout the summer. Hot lunches are catered for parents that request them; otherwise children must bring a lunch.
“The kindergarten program is a full-day program,” said Manfull. “We offer classes in Spanish, music, phonics and reading programs.
“Our students can easily move into first grade classes anywhere.”
Manfull added that the kindergarten program is led by a teacher who instructed Manfull’s own daughter, who is now a second grade teacher in the Irving ISD.
“Our pre-school is also popular with parents,” she added. “That’s because we offer a flexible schedule.
“We have five day a week, full day, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm for working parents, or 8:30 am - 3:15 pm if that’s what they need. We also have three day a week, half day programs.
“Our staff consists of experienced teachers. Most of them have taught for at least five years. They’re a learned group, and eager to work with the children.”