Bill Roberts offers Qualistar top-rated pre-Kindergarten classes through the DPS ECE program. Applications for the full-day four year-old class are available online.
When there are more applications than spots available, enrollment placement is assigned on a lottery basis during first round choice process.
During second round choice process, applications are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis and accepted if there are spots available. Although we would like to place everyone who wants a spot, ECE is a popular program with limited class sizes. We will take applications at the front desk for a waitlist based on the date and time you bring in a completed application.
ECE class size is limited to 20 students, with a lead teacher and a full-time para professional teacher. Students in full-day ECE participate in “Specials” that include Physical Education in the gym, Art, Music, Drama and Library.
ECE-4 Full Day Schedule: Monday – Thursday 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Early Education Core Beliefs
Children need time to grow and develop through play and experience.
Supporting families in their role as nurturers and first teachers leads to greater academic achievement for their children and more parental involvement in DPS and the community.
Rigorous early learning requires that instructional activities are planned with intention and classroom environments and experiences are designed to meet specific learning outcomes.
The building blocks of rigorous learning programs include children’s development of: cognitive processes, receptive and expressive language, fine and gross motor skills, positive behaviors and interactions, and self regulation, which creates the foundation of all learning.
The development of young learners requires that teachers in early learning programs continually differentiate instruction to support advancement on the developmental continuum.
Early learning standards link content and desired outcomes to specific ages of developmental periods.
A comprehensive, high quality, early education continuum, birth through eight, closes the achievement gap.