Early Learning Academies

Mission CISD Early Learning Academies are redefining Pre-K and Kinder programs in the region!


Mission CISD has partnered with Fueling Brains to transform our Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten programs using their Ready Set Grow program. This exclusive program was developed through some of the best experts in science, technology, and early childhood from across the globe. It focuses on enhancing the development of a child’s brain, and incorporating an important parental involvement component in the process.

90% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 5 years. We are prepared to make the most of those critical years for a child’s development while also supporting behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive development that provides the best foundation for a child’s future. It is like training the right side of the brain and the left side of the brain how to learn and work together, better! Mission CISD is the only school district in the Rio Grande Valley to incorporate this important innovation into its elementary schools. It is like creating a speciality school within a school, and that is why we are calling them Early Learning Academies. 


Mission CISD Early Learning Academies are included in all 14 of our elementary schools Pre-K3 through Kindergarten. Plus, our Pre-K3 program is open to any child who turns 3 years of age by September 1! No language or income requirements. So, both our Pre-K3, and Pre-K4 programs are now open enrollment/universal programs. 


The Early Learning Academy approach, powered by Fueling Brains, continues through first grade at the following schools: 

  • Mims Elementary School
  • Salinas Elementary Fine Arts Academy
The Early Learning Academy approach, powered by Fueling Brains, continues through second grade at the following schools: 
  • Alton Elementary School
  • Cantu Elementary School
  • Cavazos Elementary School Health Science Academy
  • Leal Elementary School of Technology and Engineering
  • Pearson Elementary School Sports/Health Academy
  • Waitz Elementary Media and Communications Academy


New students are always welcome, as are out-of-district transfers. Out of district transfers for Pre-K3 will also be welcome if their siblings are also enrolled in our district.


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Have questions? Give us a call at 323-5578.


Want more information about our elementary schools and special elementary academies? 

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