Early Childhood Programs
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The Leon County Schools Early Childhood Programs are based upon research which supports the understanding of theoretical perspectives, with implications for how to teach; what to teach and when; how to assess what children have learned; how to adapt curriculum and instruction to children’s individual strengths, needs and interests; and how to establish reciprocal relationships with families.
Children are recognized for their individuality, regardless of socio-economic status or ability, with knowledge of and sensitivity to social and cultural diversity.
Leon County Schools Early Childhood Programs serve children from birth through five years of age who are eligible for the following:Exceptional Student Education
The Exceptional Student Education Program serves children who are three through five years of age and have special needs. Classes are located in the elementary schools and community-based sites. The students in this program must meet eligibility requirements set by Special Programs and Procedures, Leon County Schools Exceptional Student Education Department.
The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program serves children who are four years of age by September 1. Children attend a 540 instructional hour school year program or a 300 instructional hour summer program.
There is limited enrollment available to children from the community who pay registration and tuition fees at Leon County School sites for a full school day VPK/PP Program.
Teenage Parent Program Services
Early Childhood Programs houses the Leon County Schools Teenage Parent Program for secondary students to receive childcare, childbirth education, child development and parenting instruction, and supportive services. Phone (850) 922-2099 and ask for TAPP, or see your school counselor for more information.
“The Leon County School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex (including transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender identity), marital status, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or genetic information.”"search prek"search pre-kprekprekindergartenpre-kindergarten
Martha Fletcher,Director II,Exceptional Student Services andEarly Childhood ProgramsProgram staff include:Patti Berry - Program SpecialistDonna Melton - Curriculum SpecialistBrenda Pardee - Speech Language PathologistSheri Polhemus - Educational DiagnosticianBrandie Taylor - Child Find SpecialistPat Burney - VPK Program InformationSchool-year office hours:8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.Summer hours (June 5 - August 3, 2017):7:30 a. m. to 6:00 p. m.500 N. Appleyard Drive, Building 1Tallahassee, FL 32304Phone (850) 922-2099Fax (850) 487-7614