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District strengthens Pre-K partnership with Fred Moore Day Nursery School

Denton ISD moved to strengthen the partnership between Fred Moore Day Nursery School and Denton ISD to serve pre-school as of June 1. Denton ISD will take over the administrative function of the program and has the ability to provide more support for students and staff.


The FMDNS partnership, fostered in 1993, has a longstanding history of serving families with critical needs, serving children from infants to age 4, through an early education/childcare format. The program will continue to be housed at their facility on Cross Timbers in southeast Denton.


“Our Board has a longstanding commitment to addressing the needs of young children in our community,” said Dr. Jamie Wilson, superintendent of schools. “This transition will expand our commitment while supporting families who have very critical needs.”


The program that currently serves children who are 1 month through age 3 in a full-day format will continue to do so under this adjusted arrangement.  


Students who are 4 years old will have the opportunity to attend already established Denton ISD programs at one of 22 campuses. Two years ago, the district added Pre-K to elementary campuses across the district.


Recently, Denton ISD named Cecilia Holt, former principal of Newton Rayzor Elementary, the Coordinator of Early Childhood Education will oversee this program and other early childhood education initiatives. Ms. Holt began that role on March 15.


The current governing Board of Fred Moore Day School will act in an advisory capacity to the program moving forward, working closely with Ms. Holt in the transition.