Early Childhood Education in Texas

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At TEA, our goal is for all Texas children to enter school with the foundational knowledge and skills to be curious, confident and successful learners. In partnership with families, schools and communities, TEA provides support for effective and aligned early learning opportunities, policies and programs that: 

  • Support a highly-skilled early learning workforce
  • Provide resources that engage and support development of young children
  • Provide access to high-quality 3- and 4-year-old prekindergarten. 

The Early Childhood Education Division at TEA has responsibility for the department's key early learning investments as determined by the Commissioner of Education and the state legislature.

*NEW* TEA is currently promoting prekindergarten enrollment through its social media channels! Follow us on social media to share these posts on your own channels. Promote your own prekindergarten programs by using the new resources that can be found on the Prekindergarten Enrollment Social Media Resources page. This campaign will run through August as school districts and charter schools prepare for the upcoming school year. Check it out on the social media channels at the bottom of the page.