Programs & History
KinderFrogs School, Tarrant County’s only early-intervention educational program for children ages 18 months to six years with Down syndrome and other developmental delays, was created in 2000 in response to a 1999 appeal from the Fort Worth community and the energy and commitment of a group of dedicated parents. Currently, no other
early-intervention program for these children exists in Fort Worth or the surround areas.
KinderFrogs serves 35 children in three classrooms and each classroom employs a teacher who has a
graduate degree in Special Education and two instructional teacher assistants. The student-teacher ratio is about 3:1.
KinderFrogs & TCU
The College of Education at TCU is the only teacher preparation program in the United States that operates two laboratory schools in special education: Starpoint School and KinderFrogs School. KinderFrogs School serves as an on-campus training site for TCU students in the College of Education and other university programs. TCU students are an active and vital part of
KinderFrogs School as observers, practice teachers, classroom aides and beginning educational researchers. TCU professors are also available to offer their expertise and knowledge to
KinderFrogs staff and students.