Grace England Early Childhood & Pre-K Center
Website – http://graceengland.kleinisd.net
Twitter – @GraceEngKISD
Facebook – http://fb.me/GraceEngKISD
Phone – (832) 484-6000
Fax – (832) 484-7850
AM School Hours – 7:45 to 11:19 a.m.
PM School Hours – 11:45 to 3:19 p.m.
Rating – Met Standard
Enrollment – 785
Mascot – Owls
Principal – Ann Dristas
Assistant Principal – Jaunee Perry
Grace England Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten Center opened to serve students for the first time on August 27, 2012. The 66,000 square foot center will house young students, mostly four year olds, who live in the neighborhoods attending Greenwood Forest, Kaiser, Klenk, McDougle, Epps Island, Eiland and Nitsch Elementary schools. It will accommodate 500 students in the morning and afternoon sessions for a total student population of 1,000 students.
The school is named for Dr. Grace England, a former director of special education in the Klein ISD. During her 24 years in the district, England led an effort to establish one of the first Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) programs in the state. The program provided services such as speech therapy and physical therapy to infants and toddlers with disabilities to better prepare them for school.
The Grace England Early Childhood & Pre-K Center is a new campus in the Klein ISD, and has not been yet rated.
Parent involvement is an intregal part to the success of any Klein ISD campus. At Grace England parents can help in several ways as the campus prepares to welcome more than 600 students in its second year. Volunteers, mentors, clerical/secretarial assistants, library assistants, etc. are just a few ways that parents can get involved. For more information, contact 832.375.7875.
Grace England Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten Center is the Klein ISD’s first center for young learners and is designed to prepare pre-school children for school by providing readiness experiences that include a focus on communication, cognitive, motor, and social/emotional development.
Students will participate in instructional activities that include:
The faculty and staff is very excited to offer this opportunity to all of the students who are in the elementary attendance zones in the southern portion of the district. The Center will offer a half day pre-kindergarten program to the students who qualify and Early Childhood classes for students with special needs.
Nitsch, Eiland, Epps Island and McDougle attendance zone will attend classes in the morning. (7:45 - 11:19 a.m.).
The afternoon class (11:45 - 3:19 p.m.) is for students who attend Kaiser, Greenwood Forest & Klenk attendance zones.
Morning students can purchase breakfast, while afternoon students will have the opportunity to purchase lunch if they choose. Registration takes place annually in early August at the seven elementary schools listed above. Children are tested at this time for language competency at this time.
At Grace England, there are a variety of certified professionals available to serve the needs of the students. The specialized staff includes an early literacy specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist, a diagnostician and a speech therapist. Start Early, Finish Strong!