Early Childhood Program Information

Early Childhood Education

  • Rockwall ISD offers the following Early Childhood programs:

    • Qualify Pre-K (4 years old by Sept. 1)
    • Tuition Pre-K (4 years old by Spet. 1)
    • Head Start (3-4 years old by Sept. 1)
    • Early Head Start (Birth to 3 year olds)
    • PPCD (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities)


    Qualifying Pre-K Program Information
    To qualify for this free full day program students must meet one of the following criteria:

    • Income eligible (based on Free and Reduced Lunch Program)
    • Limited English Proficient
    • Homeless
    • Child of an active member of the U.S. armed forces or who was injured/killed during active duty
    • Foster Care

    Full-day classes are from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. RISD transportation is provided.  

    Located at: Rochell, Stevenson, Hays, Cullins-Lake Pointe, Jones (Bilingual only), Dobbs (Bilingual Only), Springer (Bilingual Only), and Lyon Elementary

    Tuition Pre-K Program Information
     for 2017-2018
    Half-day classes are provided: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. RISD transportation is not provided.
    Tuition Costs:
    $100 non-refundable registration fee (deducted from September payment) $2,644 per year or
    $294 monthly payments (September through May)

    No transportation provided

    Located at: Hartman and Lyon Elementary

    Head Start Program

    Full day program 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. Transportation is provided.

    Three and four year old students may qualify for this free federal program.

     Located at Dobbs Elementary

    Early Head Start Program

    Birth to age 3.  Transportation provided for teen moms.  

    Full day program 7:30-4:00 avaliable as well as home based programs.

    Located by Utley Middle School


Sonya Carpenter

 Sonya Carpenter



Degrees and Certifications:

Sonya Carpenter

Federal Programs and Early Childhood Coordinator