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Curriculum and Development
Welcome to the Curriculum and Development department page. This site contains important curriculum information and documents that are the cornerstone of your child's education and development.


  • 3/25/2015 - 2015 Week of the Young Child™
    The 2015 Week of the Young Child™ is April 12-18 and the theme is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners!®. It is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
    Click here to access 2015 Week of the Young Child™.

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  • 6/11/2014 - Snapshot of a Kindergarten Student 
    The Snapshot of a Kindergarten Student outlines essential skills and high expectations that represent what a typical five-year-old child should be able to demonstrate coming into kindergarten. The document serves as a guide for developing a set of competencies in each curricular area and presents expected outcomes for mastery by the end of kindergarten. It also includes activities for families to do at home to support what their children are learning in school.
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Houston Independent School District
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department
4400 West 18th Street
Houston, TX 77092
Telephone: 713-556-6823
Fax: 713-556-6898
Lance Menster
Officer, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
Rachele Vincent
Director, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
Cindy Puryear
Director, Elementary Literacy
Annie Wolfe
Officer, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction
Michael Dorsey
Director, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction