PreK and Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration 

Kindergarten registration begins on January 11, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have a child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021, and Pinellas Central Elementary is your zoned school, you may stop by our office Monday-Friday 8am-3:25pm to pick up a registration packet which includes a checklist with the documents required to register.  If you need a username and password to complete the reservation portion of registering, you may stop by any Pinellas County School with  your ID, phone number, and an email address to have them created for you.  For more information, you may contact the DMT, Tiffany Gipson at or 727-547-7853 Ext 2007.

Pre-K Options

Applications must now be submitted online for PreKindergarten.  

Voluntary Prekindergarten (Age 4)

The Voluntary PreK program is designed to prepare 4-year-old children for kindergarten and build the foundations for their educational success. This program is voluntary for children and providers. The half day program is free with a voucher from the Early Learning Coalition. There is a weekly tuition fee to extend to a full six-hour school day.  

PCS Prekindergarten (Age 3)

Pinellas County Schools Pre-K program is for 3-year-old children who turn 3 on or before Sept. 1, 2021. The program includes developmentally appropriate activities in literacy, language, science, social studies, math, health and safety, art and music. There is a weekly tuition fee for a full six-hour school day. 

Initial Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open January 19, 2021 and run through February 1, 2021. 

The Acceptance period for PreKindergarten applications will run from March 1 through March 12, 2021. Parents must log in during this acceptance period to view the results of their application and accept an invitation or choose to remain on the waitlist.  

Late PreKindergarten applications for 2021-2022 will be accepted beginning March 22, 2021.  For more information, you may contact the DMT, Tiffany Gipson at or 727-547-7853 Ext 2007.