CCISD will expand full-day pre-kindergarten to 10 additional campuses.

CCISD, in partnership with Head Start, will increase the number of schools offering the program
from 14 campuses to 24 campuses starting in the 2017-2018 school year.

These ten elementary schools will expand half-day programs to full-day:

Ella Barnes

Mary Helen Berlanga


Rafael Galvan

Gloria Hicks


Blanche Moore

Fred R. Sanders

Schanen Estates

Weldon A. Smith.

In addition to providing a research-based curriculum partnering with Head Start is a cost-savings
measure for CCISD because Head Start will provide the additional teachers and paraprofessionals
necessary for the expansion.

Cynthia A. Quintanilla Casiano, the director of the Birth-to-Five Head Start Program, said early childhood education makes a tremendous difference in a child's school success later on.

Increasing access to full-day pre-k is one of the district's goals.

Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez said "It's a challenge, but
I believe we will get there. All children in Corpus Christi deserve to begin their formal education
by attending high-quality preschool programs."