About EcoLand
EcoLand is a hands-on multi-sensory learning center where children learn about the earth and its properties through investigation methods. The goal is to create an experience that engages all senses and utilizes hands-on methods of teaching foundational elements behind complex concepts that are relevant to the challenges of this new generation of children. In addition to educating, inspiring and empowering children to protect the earth's environment, the EcoLand exhibits and accompanying activities also better prepare children for the higher level critical thinking skills needed in the classroom.

EcoLand serves all early childhood students in Region 7 area Head Start, Pre-K, PPCD and Kindergarten classes. Teachers must complete EcoLand Teacher Certification prior to scheduling an EcoLand Experience for their class. Visit the EcoLand Teacher Certification and Experience EcoLand pages for details.
  • Create an environment where children are inspired to be responsible, caring stewards of the planet and its inhabitants
  • Facilitate essential pre-school and Kindergarten learning and educational activities that are stimulating and engaging
  • Engage children in interactive, hands-on tasks that elevate developmental skills and cognitive learning
  • Provide a unique learning center and resources for Region 7 schools to use to enhance the educational experience for Head Start, Pre-K, PPCD and Kindergarten students
The EcoLand Experience
Upon arrival, children are given an interactive preview of all that EcoLand has to offer.  EcoLand Specialists then assist in directing teachers to their unique EcoLand experience. Classes are divided to accommodate small group instruction, allowing each child to get the most from their EcoLand experience. Prior to an EcoLand visit, teachers are provided with Learning Activity Guides that introduce EcoLand’s concepts and deliver foundational learning needed in each of the content areas. Pre-and post- activities based on Pre-K Guidelines and grade level TEKS will be provided for classroom extensions.  
Please note that EcoLand is a free resource for Region 7 Head Start, Pre-K, PPCD and Kindergarten students.  Teachers must attend required certification training prior to reserving a visit.  This training is free to all Region 7 campus staff who's districts are members of the Academic Content Coop OR  the Head Start / Early Head Start Coop.  

EcoLand Early Learning Center
1200 S. Danville Rd.
Kilgore, Texas 75662
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