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VISD's Gross Elementary School will soon serve as an official Children's Learning Institute charter school to benefit preschool-age children with registration beginning in Fall 2021 

Decades of research have proven that children who are offered educational opportunities at a young age most often excel by the time they enter as Kinder and 1st-grade students. An advanced opportunity that could potentially serve them throughout their school careers.

VISD offers,  "A new in-district early childhood campus will open in fall 2021 through a partnership between the Victoria Independent School District (VISD) and child development and education experts with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)."

"Reopening the campus through this partnership in a historic Victoria community facility, the CLI Early Childhood Education Center at F.W. Gross will serve children from age 3 through first grade," offers VISD.

CLI offers, "The mission of the Children's Learning Institute is to advance learning and health outcomes for all children through public and private partnerships in research, resource development, clinical programs, and service delivery."

“Building upon our long-standing relationship with VISD, this new campus offers opportunities to establish a coordinated, comprehensive model to positively impact children’s learning by partnering with teachers and families. We look forward to welcoming our new students in August 2021, and sharing our program with VISD’s school leaders to support impacts across the district,” said April Crawford, PhD, co-director and director of state initiatives of CLI," the VISD press release offers.

VISD Superintendent, Dr. Quintin Sheperd offers, "We are excited to forge this new partnership with the Children’s Learning Institute. Victoria ISD has prioritized early childhood education for the past several years, and this partnership represents yet another step forward for the VISD community as we work to establish the premier educational experience our kids deserve,

For more information about the Children’s Learning Institute Early Childhood Education Center at F.W. Gross, visit or click here.

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