The PCS pre-kindergarten (Pre-K)
program is for 3-year-old children who turn 3 on or before Sept. 1, 2014. The program includes developmentally appropriate activities in literacy, language, science, social studies, math, health and safety, art and music.
The tuition fee is $75 per week for a full six-hour school day. Some of our Pre-K programs are blended with Pre-K Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students.
ESE services are free of charge as well as for Pre-K students attending certain Title I schools who may qualify.
Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) is a state constitutional amendment passed by voters in November 2002 which requires a voluntary pre-kindergarten program for all four-year-old children by fall 2005. The program is designed to prepare four-year-old children for kindergarten and build the foundations for their educational success. This program is voluntary for children and providers.
Pinellas County Schools participates in the state Voluntary Pre-K program by offering a program throughout the school year and summer. The school year program is limited in enrollment spaces.