National research shows that early exposure can make a significant, positive impact on a child's later school and life success, especially for children with certain socio-economic and health risks. North Early Learning Center provides a full day Pre-Kindergarten programs for 4 - year old children that live within our school district. The program offers a rich curriculum that includes language and early literacy, math, science and social studies. The children are exposed to many experiences designed to enhance cognitive, motor, social and emotional development.
A child must be at least three years of age on or before September 1st and meet the following criteria:
- Reside in the West Orange Cove CISD District
- Be unable to speak and comprehend the English Language
- Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced price lunch program
- Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
- Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
- Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following and adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code