Prekindergarten 3

  • The Late Application Period starts Feb. 13, 2023

     The ABCs of PREK AND VPK 

    Prekindergarten YouTube and Facebook Live Event: "The ABCs of PreK: Enrolling in Prekindergarten For 3 and 4 Year Olds" 

    Early childhood education experts explained the application process and answered questions. If you missed the live event or want a refresher, you can watch the presentation:   


    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.

    Tuition Information for 2023-2024:

    • $95 per week with a $95 non-refundable registration fee that is applied to tuition.
    • Free full-day PreK 3 is provided at six sites. See below.
    • NEW: 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.

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

Apply for PreK 3 for the 2023-24 School Year

  • Initial Application Period
    Nov. 28, 2022 – Dec. 14, 2022


    Acceptance Period: Dec. 16- Jan. 13  
    Families can accept a seat in one of our schools for the 2023-2024 school year. Log back into to see the accepted application. You must accept an invitation to keep a seat.

    Complete the enrollment process at your assigned school: Jan. 23 - Feb. 3 
    Enrollment must be completed during this window for you to maintain your seat for the school year. Bring the following required 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)
  • Late Application Period
    Begins Feb. 13, 2023


    Get your User ID and Password

    Go to any nearby school to obtain a User ID and Password (if you don’t already have one for another child in your family).  Please be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.


    Apply for a PreK 3 seat

    Log onto the Student Reservation System (SRS) which can be accessed at . You may use any computer, including school computers to apply for a seat.


    Enroll at the school

    Schools will call if they have an opening. To enroll, bring the following required documents to the 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)

2023-2024 School Year Prekindergarten 3 (PreK3) Sites:

  • Azalea Elementary
    Bardmoor 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
    Jamerson 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

    Northwest Elementary
    Oakhurst Elementary
    Oldsmar Elementary
    Ozona Elementary
    Perkins Elementary
    Pinellas Central 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
    Woodlawn Elementary

  • *Free full-day programs