PreK ESE My PCS Online Option
My PCS Online Option is now available for PreK ESE students with an active IEP
My PCS Online for PreK ESE will consist of daily live online instruction with a PreK ESE teacher as well as regular live online therapies needed.
Parents will be required to log on with their preschooler at various times each day for both scheduled live instruction and/or therapies.
Additional online learning opportunities such as prerecorded lessons will also be provided.
Offline learning opportunities to support the online learning will be provided for families to implement at home.
Selecting My PCS Online Option for PreK ESE will temporarily enroll PreK ESE student in a countywide program – but PreK ESE seats at the original registered school will be held. PreK ESE Seats at the original registered school will not be lost.
If selecting My PCS Online Option for PreK ESE, parents will have the option to return to the original registered school after the first 9 weeks for traditional face-to-face instruction.
Making a submission to enroll in My PCS Option for PreK ESE is considered an agreement and consent to participate in the program for PreK ESE.
Once a request to enroll in My PCS Option for PreK ESE has been submitted information will be communicated specifically to families prior to the start-of-school from your virtual PreK ESE Teacher on next steps after the submission has been processed.
Submissions to enroll in MY PCS Option for PreK ESE will begin Monday, August 10th and will be accepted through Thursday, August 13th .
If you should have any additional questions, please call 727-588-6000 x 2184.
Click the link or the button below to enroll in My PCS for PreK ESE
The PreK Exceptional Student Education Program offers a variety of program models and options for children from age three through age five who have been identified with developmental delay. The program model is determined at the child's eligibility meeting based on the individual child's needs. In addition, children identified as visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing receive services from birth through age two.
Program ModelsPreK Blended 3'sBlended 3-year-old programs serve typically developing three-year-old students and exceptional education students. General Education students must be 3 on or before September 1 of the current school year. ESE students are identified as having delays in development of cognitive, language, motor and/or social/emotional skills. The goal of the PreK-3 program is to support the growth and development of all students while providing an inclusive environment.Blended Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)Blended VPK programs service typically developing four-year-old students and exceptional education students. Students must be 4 on or before September 1 of the current school year. ESE students are identified as having delays in development of cognitive, language, motor, and/or social emotional skills. The goal of the VPK program is to better prepare all students for kindergarten while providing an inclusive environment. This model is staffed with an ESE teacher and a General Education VPK Instructor (Child Development Associate)
Supported Varying Exceptionalities (SVE)
This program is designed for students who have moderate to severe impairments in development of cognitive, language, motor, and independent functioning. Students identified as SVE require extensive support in daily activities. Classroom activities emphasize independent functioning and staff provides direct guidance and assistance as needed to teach toileting, grooming, and hygiene skills. Focus is on the development of functional communication and basic concepts.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
This program serves students who are identified as needing supports to address pervasive delays in communication, social, behavioral, and functional self-care skills. The classes address the students' needs for structure and routine and there is an emphasis on visual support, schedules, and routine. Focus is on direct teaching of social interactions, imitation of role models, and guided practice.
These programs are located at Nina Harris Exceptional Center and Paul B. Stephens Exceptional Center. These programs serve students who are identified as exhibiting moderate to severe/profound delays. Many students in these programs exhibit severe neurological and/or medical difficulties and often require the support of a nursing staff. Emphasis is on the development of functional life skills.
Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH)
This program serves children whose hearing impairment is so severe that they have difficulty learning speech and language through normal channels. The curriculum is designed to develop language and communication through total communication (spoken and sign language).
In addition, this program serves hearing impaired children who have enough residual hearing to benefit from a curriculum designed to develop language and communication through oral/aural communication (spoken).
These programs serve students whose parents choose to take them to school-based programs to receive therapy services in speech/language, occupational, and/or physical therapy.
ContactFor additional information, please read the Pre-K 3 Program Guide or call 727-588-6023.Pinellas County Schools301 4th Street SWLargo, FL, 33779(727) 588-6023