Voluntary Pre-K Inclusion Classrooms

As you may know, on June 3, 2014, the School Board approved four inclusion classrooms for children at three sites:
• One Class at Northwest Elementary School
• One Class at Oakstead Elementary School
• Two Classes at Schrader Elementary School

The model approved will provide:

• An extended day model that includes before and after care provided by PLACE in the PreK classroom only during the 180 school days.  Children can be dropped off starting at 6:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 5:30 p.m.
• A certified teacher and instructional assistant will be providing learning experiences to your child during regular school hours
• Research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum which will set the foundation for school readiness.

The model is funded by VPK funds and private pay.  The weekly fee for the classroom is $115 per week.  More information regarding the model will be provided to individuals who express an interest for these services.

Click here for directions to apply for a VPK Certificate of Eligibility for your child.  This is a requirement to receive the services at these sites.  Once you have applied for the VPK Certificate of Eligibility through the Early Learning Coalition, please do the following:
• Email or fax Alexis Russell, Early Childhood Programs, a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility
• Email Alexis Russell with the following information:
◦ Your name
◦ Your child’s name
◦ School site which you are employed (if applicable)
◦ Your position (if applicable)
◦ Contact information (phone and address)
◦ School site you are interested in for your child (NWES, OES, SES)

You can contact Alexis Russell, Early Childhood Programs at:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fax: 42736 or 727-774-2736

If you have a child with a disability, who has an IEP and is receiving full time services, please contact Kelli Boles (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 42730), Early Childhood Programs, if you have further questions about services for your child. If your child receives services in this model:
• You will not pay a fee for the services during the school day
• If you choose to enroll your child in before and after care a charge may incur.  Please contact Mary Grey, PLACE, at 813-794-2180.
• You will not need to apply for VPK services
• You will not need to follow the guidance in the attachment


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