TEA HB-4 Announcements & So Much More!

NEW from TEA:

The High-Quality Prekindergarten Preliminary Estimates (PDF, 303KB) list identifies school districts and charter schools that applied for the high-quality prekindergarten grant and the corresponding funding estimates that districts and charter schools might expect to receive if all applicants are determined to be eligible for grant funding based on information provided in the grant applications. TEA staff is currently in the process of reviewing grant applications. Once all applications have been reviewed, those applicants determined to be eligible for grant funding will receive notification of updated funding amounts.

Come learn more about HB 4 during

our Early Childhood Leaders’ Meeting on

Thursday, April 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.!

We will be featuring the following speakers and how their organizations can support district and campus initiatives:

BookSpring_Logo   Jill Gonzalez is the Director of Programs & Early Childhood from      BookSpring.  She will be providing us with more information on how to create a positive campus approach utilizing new strategies and ideas in sustaining family engagement year-round.


Amy Callaway, Outreach Coordinator, from Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center will be providing us with a more in-depth process in creating a safe district or campus environment for both students and school personnel when addressing student / family out-cries for help and understanding the process of when to create a report with CPS.


Register NOW! Space is limited!

Early Childhood Leaders Network–Spring 2016 (SP1631483)

See you soon!


Texas Autism Conference – Parent Stipend Available

Autism Conference

Do you have a student identified with Autism? Do his/her parents need support, strategies or resources? We have the conference for them…

Parent Stipends Available

Parents in ESC Region 13’s service delivery area may be eligible to receive a stipend* for the

See if you qualify or Apply Now to for the stipend.

The goal of the 24th Annual Texas Autism Conference is to provide parents, educators, and campus leadership with strategies, resources, tools, and evidence-based practices in the education and service of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The conference will include a general keynote address from Curt Warner (retired NFL running back), breakout sessions, and a parent panel discussion. The event also provides networking opportunities for conference participants to exchange successes, challenges, and ideas on how to increase student performance and success in life.

*Please note, these stipends are only for parents living within the ESC Region 13’s service delivery area.  Stipends may be available through other ESCs, please contact your local autism specialist for information