DALLAS, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 100 at-risk young children will receive high quality early childhood education in the heart of Dallas thanks to Mi Escuelita Preschool opening a new location in Downtown Dallas where they will provide Pre-K for Uplift Education's Uplift Peak Preparatory. The new site will be Mi Escuelita East Quarter and will be hosted at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas (1835 Young Street, Dallas, 75201).
First Presbyterian Church of Dallas has supported Mi Escuelita for many years and generously provided space for Mi Escuelita to open a downtown Dallas location, growing a partnership that will provide high-quality early childhood education to 80 children.
Now in its 5th year, Mi Escuelita's partnership with Uplift Education has grown dramatically with Mi Escuelita now providing Pre-K for eight Uplift schools. Children enrolled in these charter partnership classrooms will matriculate directly to Uplift Kindergarten classrooms, eliminating worry for parents about where their preschooler will attend Kindergarten. Mi Escuelita will have four half-day classes at East Quarter, providing award-winning preschool for a total of 80 children.
"Our mission at Mi Escuelita is to teach English to children of all cultures and to help families make sure their child is Kindergarten ready," said Gayle Nave, President and CEO of Mi Escuelita Preschool. "First Presbyterian Church of Dallas has graciously given Mi Escuelita the opportunity to serve families in the heart of Dallas, which has created a synergy including Uplift Education that will impact so many families across Dallas."
"Education and service are pillars of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, so the partnership with Mi Escuelita is a natural fit for our mission and vision for our community," said Miatta Wilson, Director of Children's Ministries. "We have a unique opportunity to education young children in Downtown Dallas, both with our own Developmental Day School and this new partnership with Mi Escuelita and Uplift Education."
About Mi Escuelita Preschools
The fourth largest child care provider in Dallas, Mi Escuelita is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which holds accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In 2018-2019, Mi Escuelita has ten sites serving more than 800 children across Dallas. Mi Escuelita is a distinguished non-profit preschool that teaches the English language to children before they enter kindergarten. To learn more, please visit http://miescuelita.org.
SOURCE Mi Escuelita Preschool