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
APPLY FOR A SEAT:
Make sure you have a Parent Portal Account. You can create one by visiting focus.pcsb.org. To apply, visit focus.pcsb.org and access the “Student Reservation System” link on the left side of the navigation pane.
ENROLL AT ASSIGNED SCHOOL:
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:
Bay Point Elementary
Brooker Creek Elementary
Campbell Park Elementary*
Cross Bayou Elementary
Curlew Creek Elementary
Cypress Woods Elementary
Fairmount Park Elementary*
Forest Lakes Elementary
Highland Lakes Elementary
High Point Elementary
Kings Hwy. Elementary*
Lake St. George Elementary
Leila Davis Elementary
McMullen Booth Elementary
Mildred Helms Elementary
New Heights Elementary
North Shore Elementary
Pinellas Central Elementary
Pinellas Park Elementary
Ponce de Leon Elementary
Safety Harbor Elementary
San Jose Elementary
Sawgrass Lake Elementary
Seventy-fourth Street Elementary
Shore Acres Elementary
Southern Oak Elementary
Sunset Hills Elementary
Tarpon Springs Elementary
*Free full-day programs