Early Childhood Education

  • Early Childhood



    The mission of Early Childhood Education is to provide quality, foundational, early learning experiences for each child served by the Waco Independent School District.



    Our vision is to create and sustain a seamless approach in providing high quality, collaborative and exemplary programs resulting in safe, healthy, happy and school-ready children.



  • About Early Childhood in Waco ISD

    We welcome you and your child to the Early Childhood family of Waco Independent School Distrct.  Early Childhood education is the education of children from birth through age 8.  We look forward to working with you as a team to support your child's social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and aesthetic development.

    Waco ISD's Early Childhood program reflects the belief that children are active learners and build meaning and understanding through full participation in their learning environments.  These classrooms are child-centered and combine high expectations for each child with respect for individual development.

    Waco ISD's Early Childhood program is designed to include important educational objectives in the daily routine to ensure the learning focus is relevant to the students and to provide intentional instruction in a playful, joyful atmosphere.

    All Waco ISD students receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.

  • Gwen James

    Gwendolyn James
    Director of Early Childhood


  • Waco ISD Administration Building
    501 Franklin Avenue
    P.O. Box 27
    Waco, Texas 76703
    WISD: (254) 755-9477