Prekindergarten 3

  • The Late Application Period is Open! 


    Prekindergarten 3 is for children who are 3 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year when they are attending Pre-K.

    Children spend a full day in a safe and nurturing environment. PreK3 enhances language and communication skills, and supports cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. Guided by the Florida Learning and Developmental Standards, PreK3 provides activities in literacy, language, science, social studies, math, health and safety, art and music. Classes generally have 14 students and are staffed by a certified teacher and one or two associates. Classes are blended to include students with exceptional student education services. Follow your child’s development using the THREES Child Development Checklist & Tips booklet. To prepare your child for PreK3, visit our Early Childhood Education resources page.

    See the ABCS of PreK and VPK Info Session:

    Questions about Pre-K 3? Call 727-793-2717 ext. 2354. 

How to Apply for PreK 3 for the 2024-25 School Year


    Make sure you have a Parent Portal Account. You can create one by visiting To apply, visit and access the “Student Reservation System” link on the left side of the navigation pane.


    To enroll, bring the following documents to your assigned school:

    • Birth certificate/proof of child's age
    • Florida Certificate of Immunization (DH Form 680)
    • Physical examination certificate signed by a licensed examiner
    • Proof of Florida residency (two forms of documentation required)

    Tuition Information for 2024-2025: 

    • $130 per week. There will be a non-refundable registration fee of $130. 
    • Free full-day PreK 3 is provided at six sites. See below.
    • PreK 3 and full-day VPK will be free for children of all full-time PCS employees at our elementary school sites. Our Employee and Community Preschool sites at Largo and Countryside high schools will offer a discount to full-time PCS employees. 

2024-2025 School Year Prekindergarten 3 (PreK3) Sites:


    Azalea Elementary
    Bardmoor Elementary
    Bay Point Elementary
    Bauder Elementary
    BearCreek Elementary
    Belcher Elementary
    Belleair Elementary
    Blanton Elementary
    Brooker Creek Elementary
    Campbell Park Elementary*
    Cross Bayou Elementary
    Curlew Creek Elementary
    Cypress Woods Elementary
    Dunedin Elementary
    Eisenhower Elementary
    Fairmount Park Elementary*
    Forest Lakes Elementary
    Frontier Elementary
    Fuguitt Elementary
    Garrison-Jones Elementary
    Gulfport Elementary
    Highland Lakes Elementary
    High Point Elementary
    Kings Hwy. Elementary*
    Lake St. George Elementary
    Lakewood Elementary*
    Lealman Elementary
    Leila Davis Elementary
    Lynch Elementary
    Maximo Elementary*
    McMullen Booth Elementary
    Melrose Elementary*  

    Mildred Helms Elementary
    Mt.Vernon Elementary

    New Heights Elementary
    North Shore Elementary
    Northwest Elementary
    Oakhurst Elementary
    Oldsmar Elementary
    Ozona Elementary
    Perkins Elementary
    Pinellas Central Elementary
    Pinellas Park Elementary
    Plumb Elementary
    Ponce de Leon Elementary
    Rawlings Elementary
    Ridgecrest Elementary
    Safety Harbor Elementary
    San Jose Elementary
    Sawgrass Lake Elementary
    Seminole Elementary
    Seventy-fourth Street Elementary
    Sexton Elementary
    Shore Acres Elementary
    Skycrest Elementary
    Skyview Elementary
    Southern Oak Elementary
    Starkey Elementary
    Sunset Hills Elementary
    Sutherland Elementary
    Tarpon Springs Elementary
    Walsingham Elementary
    Westgate Elementary
    Woodlawn Elementary

  • *Free full-day programs