The district made plans for the campus after House Bill 3 passed in the 86th Texas Legislature. The bill requires all Texas public school districts to provide full-day Pre-K programs to eligible 4-year-olds. When the bill was passed and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, Prosper ISD only offered half-day programs for preschool children, according to Deputy Superintendent Greg Bradley.
In order to fulfill the 2019 state requirement for a full-day program, Prosper ISD added full-day instruction with 18 Pre-K classrooms, 15 of them being housed at Reeves Elementary in McKinney.
“By consolidating all our PreK students into one school, we would be able to provide an extraordinary opportunity to create an awesome learning environment for our littlest learners,” said Deputy Superintendent Greg Bradley.
At a May 16 school board meeting, Prosper ISD revealed its design plans and construction timeline for the campus to community members. The facility was designed by Huckabee, an architectural firm with which the district frequently collaborates. Construction is slated for an Aug. 1, 2023 completion date to welcome students for the 2023-2024 school year.
“The Early Childhood School is going to be an engaging, innovative environment for our three and four-year-olds that gives them the opportunity to explore, create and learn, guided by a phenomenal group of educators who have specialized training in our youngest learners,” said Superintendent of Schools Holly Ferguson.