Pearl Early Childhood Education Center
Building Address: 180 Mary Ann Drive Pearl, MS 39208
Director: Janice Dukes
Curriculum Specialist: Melissa Lewis
ECEC School Hours
Arrival: 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. (M-F)
Dismissal: 2:00 p.m. (M, T, Th, F); 1:30 p.m. (W)
Registration Information for 2020-2021
The ECEC Pre-K program is funded with Title I federal funds. To determine eligibility in the Pre-K 4-year-old program, each child must be screened. Applying does not guarantee acceptance. Children who demonstrate a need for a preschool program are placed in the program first. Space is limited; our Pre-K program is limited to serving 120 students per school year.
To qualify to register for the Pearl Public School District's Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) Pre-K Program, a child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2020, reside within the Pearl Public School District, and must be fully toilet trained.
If you are interested in placing your child's name on the 2020-2021 waiting list, please contact the ECEC office at 601-933-2461 by March 6, 2020.
The Pearl Public School District's Pre-Kindergarten Program serves eligible four-year-old children and their families. Title I federal funds are utilized to operate the Pre-Kindergarten Program.
The Pearl Public School District Pre-Kindergarten Program is based on the philosophy that parents are their child's first and most important teachers. Our faculty and staff members are committed to work in partnership with parents and other community agencies to increase the educational opportunities available to our students. We believe children can reach their fullest potential when school, home, and community work together toward common goals.
The early childhood years are a critical time in the development for every child. The learning that takes place during the first eight years of life serves as the foundation for all later academic, social, emotional, physical and motor development. We emphasize developing the potential of each four-year-old through a well-rounded instructional program. Instruction is provided by certified teachers and highly qualified teacher assistants. Our program follows the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Four-Year-Olds. Our educational approach, using Opening the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum resources, addresses Mississippi Pre-K Content Standards in seven domain areas: Language and Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Creative, Social and Emotional and Health and Physical Development. Our Pre-K program activities are designed to reach students at their own developmental level and provide the necessary building blocks for future learning experiences. Learning opportunities facilitate every child's natural curiosity and eagerness to learn.
Our theme this year is, "Set Sail on a Learning Adventure". We will work our way through the Early Learning Standards, gaining the knowledge and skills needed to reach our Kindergarten readiness destination.
PPSD Elementary Update
Upcoming Dates to Remember
February 17th- No School- inclement weather makeup day
February 21st- Perfect Attendance Luncheon
February 24th- Students are encouraged to wear something blue or red to along with Dr. Seuss, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"
February 25th- Students are encouraged to wear silly socks to go along with Dr. Seuss, "Fox in Socks"
February 26th- Students are encouraged to dress wacky to go along with Dr. Seuss, "Wacky Wednesday"
February 27th- Students are encouraged to wear their favorite hat to go along with Dr. Seuss, "The Cat in the Hat"
February 28th- Students are encouraged to wear something green to go along with Dr. Seuss, "Green Eggs and Ham"
March 2nd- Read Across America Day- dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
March 3rd- Spring Pictures
March 5th- Parent Make & Take Activity Night at 6:00 p.m.
March 6th- Fairy Tale Day- dress as your favorite fairy tale character
March 9th- 13th- Spring Break
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