RECESS Initiative

  • Region One ESC is pleased to sponsor the RECESS grant, an initiative of the Texas Education Agency's Early Learners Succeed Project. In 2019-2020, the first year of this initiative, Region One was partnered with Hidalgo ISD to provide a series of professional learning offerings including workshops and instructional coaching/mentoring to educators and parents of early childhood classrooms. Currently, all Region One ESC area districts/charter schools, Head Start and Learning Centers are able to receive RECESS services we offer services free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Additional supports include:

    • literacy development
    • family engagement
    • access to books 
    • expanded learning

    Our RECESS Specialist is working closely with cohorts of literacy coaches, school and district administrators, and parents to expand RECESS to more sites. (Learn more:

    Participants receive guidance on use of structured literacy sessions conducted by classroom teachers, parent liaisons, and parents as co-facilitators. Partnerships with Scholastic, Lakeshore Learning, the Region One ESC Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, and community organizations were developed to deliver services and resources for participants. 

    With a project end date of December 2021, you are encouraged to learn more about RECESS expansion and to join in to positively impact early learning at your location. 

    Need COVID-19 Supports? Go to the Language Arts page. (

    Free webinar offerings to support remote learning are located at: 



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Last Modified on July 26, 2022