Welcome to Early Childhood Programs!

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We oversee programs for our youngest learners at school sites throughout Pasco County. To determine how we can best help you and your child, please use one or more of the links below.

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Looking for the online Pre-Application for Early Head Start/Head Start? You're in the right place! Use one of the buttons below.

VPK

Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program or VPK is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-olds for kindergarten and beyond. Children must live in Florida and be 4 on or before September 1 of the school year they enroll. Parents can choose from private child care centers or public schools and school-year or summer programs. Parents of 4-year-olds with special needs have an option outside the classroom setting ‒ VPK Specialized Instructional Services (VPK-SIS).

Early Head Start/Head Start

Early Head Start/Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and families.

Pre-K VE (Blended)

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.

Locations

Head Start Programs are a part of 20 Pasco County School sites. In 21-22 Early Head Start will be available to families at 4 School Sites. While these sites may change according to our Community Assessment, you can learn more about our current school sites by clicking the button below!

Safe At School

Health and Safety are a priority for our children and families. Regular attendance and healthy habits are key to success in school! Click on the button below to view resources on Safety and Attendance.