Early Childhood

  • PreK3/VPK Registration

    Due to school closures related to COVID-19, the registration process for PreK3/VPK has been revised in order to follow CDC guidance.  If you accepted a seat at a school for PreK3/VPK during the initial registration period for the 20/21 school year, there are two ways to start the registration process and secure your child’s seat.

     

    1. Complete Pinellas County Schools registration form. Beginning Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 10, fax or email the completed form and if your child will be attending VPK, submit a copy of your child’s Certificate of Eligibility (voucher) from the Early Learning Coalition to the Student Assignment Office. Fax your forms to 727-588-5171 or email your forms to studentassignment@pcsb.org. You will be contacted when your child has been enrolled.

     

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    1. Call the Student Assignment Office at 727-588-6210 beginning Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 10 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You will be asked to complete a Pinellas County Schools registration form and if your child will be attending VPK submit your Certificate of Eligibility (voucher) from the Early Learning Coalition. You will be able to have Student Assignment complete the form by providing information over the phone or you can submit your completed form by fax or email. Fax your forms to 727-588-5171 or email forms to studentassignment@pcsb.org. You will be contacted when your child has been enrolled.

    Thank you for choosing Pinellas County Schools for your child’s early care and education.

     

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  • Pinellas County Schools offers several early childhood education opportunities to prepare students for kindergarten and beyond. Using the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards, all programs offer developmentally appropriate activities that build on children’s emerging talents and strengths. The majority of these programs follow the regular school calendar.

    Apply for Pre-K 3 and VPK Jan. 20-31 at reservation.pcsb.org.

     

    Questions? Call Early Childhood Education: 727-588-6513

     

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    Prekindergarten 3

    • Prekindergarten 3 studentsServes children who are 3 years of age on or before September 1 of the school year.
    • Follows the regular school calendar
    • Full day program
    • Located at many elementary schools
    • Learn more about PreKindergarten 3

    Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

    VPK student

    • Serves children who are 4 years of age on or before September 1 of the school year.
    • Follows the regular school year calendar
    • Summer programs also available
    • Full and half-day programs available
    • Located at many elementary schools
    • Learn more about VPK

    Prekindergarten Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

    Community Preschool

    • community preschool Serves children who have reached the age of 3
    • Follows the regular school year calendar with some modifications by location.
    • Full and half day programs available
    • Located at several high schools
    • Learn more about Community Preschool

     

    Lew Williams Center For Early Learning

     

    Kindergarten

    Pre-K and VPK

    • Serves children who are 5 years of age by September 1 of the school year in which they are enrolling
    • Follows the regular school year calendar
    • Full day program
    • Located at all elementary schools
    • Learn more about Kindergarten

     

    Early Childhood Resources

    • Learn more about Before and After Care programs, agencies and services that support young children and resources available for you and your child.