Mi Escuelita Preschool

A nonprofit organization

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Mi Escuelita Preschool is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides high quality early childhood education in an English immersion environment to low-income and at-risk children across Dallas. While remaining strongly dedicated to the preservation of each child's cultural heritage, Mi Escuelita Preschool's primary focus is to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment where non-English speaking children of preschool age are given a strong educational foundation to ensure a successful experience in both school and life.

Mi Escuelita Preschool was founded in 1978 with the mission to teach English to children from all cultures and prepare them for academic success. Mi Escuelita Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in three of its eligible sites, works in partnership with Head Start of Greater Dallas, Uplift Education charter schools and Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and is a United Way of Metropolitan Dallas service provider. In the 2021-2022 school year, Mi Escuelita Preschool will operate seven preschool campuses, and serve more than 650 students. Mi Escuelita Preschool provides half-day and full-day preschool programs to students ranging in age from 2 ¬Ω to 5 years-old. Most of the students served come from "working poor" families, scarcely surviving at or below poverty level.

Our Needs

The need for early childhood education is great. Studies show that children who enter kindergarten prepared are three times more likely to read on grade level in the 3rd grade, a benchmark directly related to a child's likelihood of graduating high school. The need is even greater for English Language Learners (ELL) and children from low-income families. Following a 6-year analysis of 3rd grade reading scores, the Commit Partnership found that only 34 percent of ELL and 32 percent of low-income students were meeting grade-level standards - statistics notably lower than their English proficient and higher-income counterparts. These children were also less likely to graduate, with more than 25 percent of ELL students not graduating in 2018. Mi Escuelita Preschool strives to combat these staggering statistics and close the educational gap by ensuring that students enter kindergarten equipped with the language and educational skills they need to be successful throughout their formal education.

The Early Childhood Education program is the crux of Mi Escuelita Preschool's services and designed to provide children with a strong educational foundation to ensure a successful experience in both school and life. Using English language immersion and research-based curriculum, Scholastic's Pre-K On My Way, Mi Escuelita Preschool meets the needs of low-income children whose native language is not English and engages them in daily math, science, reading, music and art activities. Because 90 percent of brain development is done by age six, the children are at the ideal age to learn a second language. Our specialized approach prepares them for long-term academic success and helps them master the English language, while preserving and respecting their culture at home.

For each student served, there is a funding gap that must be supplemented by corporate, foundation, and individual support to cover the cost of offering preschool services to low-income and at-risk children. Support through North Texas Giving Day would help close this gap and cover other program expenses including the purchase of the soon to be implemented Pre-K On My Way curriculum kits. We hope you will partner with us in ensuring disadvantaged children receive the quality preschool education they need to be successful.


For the past 43 years, Mi Escuelita Preschool has provided thousands of low-income and at-risk children with English language intervention and high-quality preschool education.

Organization Data


Organization name

Mi Escuelita Preschool

Tax id (EIN)




Economic/Financial Security/Poverty, Human Rights, Civil Rights & Advocacy, Education - Early Childhood

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American, Other

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair


4231 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219



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