Since we were awarded the Community Partnerships grant by the Texas Education Agency, we have been able to talk to a number of stakeholders in the Sanger community. In the month of September we listened to members of the community who provide early childhood care to students and worked with community members to understand their current reflections, hopes and dreams for early childhood education in Sanger, TX.
Currently in Sanger, people have several options for pre-K.
Free district pre-K at Butterfield for families who qualify
Tender Foot Primary School for district staff members
Three church providers: First Baptist Church, Freedom Life Church, Church of Christ at Sanger
Private Providers: Carousel Academy, Guiding Hands Christian Academy, Little Angels in Action, Busy Bees
Licensed at-home providers
Unfortunately, there are not enough spaces at these different providers for all of the pre-k aged children in Sanger.
Key Milestones for September
What We've Learned
We'll continue meeting with stakeholders in October to hear more perspectives and begin collecting feedback on an emerging vision for Pre-K for all in Sanger. These engagement activities will include parent focus groups, community interviews, classroom and program site visits, and district interviews. If you'd like to learn to learn more or get involved, email us at PreK@sangerisd.net.