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: https://www.esc1.net/Page/5922)
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.
Free webinar offerings to support remote learning are located at: www.esc1.net/elearning