•  DLC

    Q: What programs are at the Drane Learning Center?

    A:  State-mandated Pre-K Program, Dual Language Pre-K Program, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, Head Start, and the Gifted and Talented Program for elementary students. Other departments housed on this campus include CISD Child Nutrition.


    Q: What is the Dual Language Program for Pre-K?

    A:  The Dual Language Program is an intensive program taught in both the English and Spanish language.  Students must be evaluated/tested to enter into this unique program. For families who not qualify for the free Pre-K program, this program accepts students on a tuition-basis. The tuition for the Dual Language Pre-K, full day is $250 per month.


    Q: What is Head Start?

    A:  Head Start is a federally-funded program that promotes school readiness of young children from low-income families.  Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5.


    Q:  What is ECSE?

    A:  Early Childhood Special Education, (ECSE), provides special education services for any eligible child with an identified need who is between the ages of 3 and 5.


    Q: What days/times does the Early Childhood Center operate at Drane?

    A:  The Drane Center follows the Corsicana ISD district calendar and observes all student holidays. The CISD Pre-K program is a full day, beginning 8:00 am until 3:30 pm.


    Q: Where are programs located in the Drane Learning Center?

    A:  Head Start and ECSE 3-Year old classes are located on A Level, or ground floor, along with some of the CISD Pre-K classes. Remaining Pre-K classrooms are located on B Level, or 2nd floor, where offices and meeting rooms are located, and the Gifted and Talented Program is on the C Level, or 3rd floor.


    Q: Will breakfast be provided to all students? Lunch?

    A:  Yes, all students attending this campus receive breakfast in their classroom. Lunch is served in the cafeteria.


    Q:  Will my child be required to wear special clothing?

    A: The Drane Learning Center Pre-K program follows the Standardized Dress program that all CISD schools adhere to.  More information can be found online www.cisd.org.


    Q: Is there a nurse on campus? Security?

    A:  A CISD Nurse and Police Officer are located on the campus.


    Q:  Who leads this campus?

    A:  Lisa West, Director of Early Childhood Programs, lwest@cisd.org


    Q: Will the buses run in the morning to bus the pre-k students to the Drane Center?

    A: No. Parents will need to provide transportation. (Only students who qualify for Early Childhood Special Education, or ECSE, qualify to ride the bus. For more information, or to find out if your child qualifies, please contact the DLC office at 903-874-8281.)


    Q:  Where will the drop off and pick up lines be located? Will it be the same for the PPCD students?

    A: Pick-up and drop-off locations will be discussed at the “Meet the Teacher” event.


    Q:  Will my child participate in “specials” classes?

    A:  Your child will get to exercise, sing & use the computers in class during the school day.