TEA Recess Initiative

The TEA RECESS Initiative supplies childcare centers, early learning academies and school district preschool classrooms with the tools to create high quality learning environments. Made possible by the Texas Education Agency, RECESS provides teachers with professional development opportunities, parent engagement strategies and evidence-based curriculums that ensure more children arrive at kindergarten ready to thrive.

Results & Impact

Since the program launched in February 2019:


6 Centers

are receiving support to improve their quality of teaching


$30,000

has been made available to support the individual training needs of local teachers

The TEA RECESS Initiative is a partnership between:
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Texas Education Agency

And enjoys the support of these key partners:
The Commit Partnership • DISD • Educational First Steps • Early Matters Dallas