About the Early Childhood Development Center
GCISD's Early Childhood Development Center provides child care based on sound child development research and developmentally appropriate practice. Supported by the theory that children learn through play, the program reflects the guidelines established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The GCISD Early Childhood Development Center is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Enrollment priority is given to District employees before placing the children of students or children from the community. Currently, the Center only accepts children whose parent or guardian is a District employee.
Your Child's Safety
The ECDC is committed to providing a safe environment for the children. All classrooms and outdoor play areas are monitored by security cameras. All doors remain locked throughout the day. The parent's employee badge is programmed for access into the center during operating hours. Additional reader cards are provided for non-employee family members. The center has an open door policy. Visitors are welcome at any time of the day for a guided tour.
Contact Information and Hours
Molly Crego, Extended Care Services Assistant Coordinator, manages the daily operations of the ECDC. You may reach the Center by telephone at 817-305-4890. Messages may be left on the voice mail and will be retrieved each day after the Center opens. The Center's operational calendar will follow the teacher calendar with additional days of operation during the summer months. The Center will be open from 6:30am-6:30pm Monday through Friday and for some evenings during campus scheduled open houses and school activities. Additional and late hours of operation will be posted in advance.
The Extended Care Services office at the administration building will remain open throughout the year except during school breaks, holidays, and for the first week of July. Kathy Papathopoulos, Coordinator of Extended Care Services can be contacted at 817-251-5552. If you have any questions regarding the Center, the ECDC staff may be contacted by phone, 817-305-4890 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.