PRE-K ESE PROGRAM

  • Overview

    Marion County provides services for 3-5 year-old students in a variety of ways. 

     

    The 0-2 year old group receives support through Early Steps to provide home-based services, for education, PT, OT, and Speech/Language. For more information on North Central Early Steps please visit: https://earlysteps.pediatrics.med.ufl.edu/

     

    The 3-5 year old group receives support through Head Start, Itinerant Speech/Language, and full time classes.

     

    There are 25 Elementary Schools that offer Inclusive VPK classrooms for 3-5 year old students. There are 16 Elementary Schools that offer PK ESE classes for the 3-5 year old students. The county has 57 classes providing services at this time.

     

    Marion County Public Schools works collaboratively with Episcopal Children’s services to provide services for students
    enrolled at Head Start Locations across Marion County. For more information on Episcopal Children’s Services, please
    visit: https://www.ecs4kids.org/

     

    Evaluations are provided by a team of professionals in an arena assessment with parents.  These assessments are done to determine if a student meets the criteria for one of the ESE eligibility areas.  These evaluations are provided free through the school system.

     

    Evaluations are provided by a team of professionals in an arena assessment with parents. These assessments are done to determine if a student meets the criteria for one or more of the ESE program eligibility areas. These evaluations are provided free through the school system.

     

    Evaluations are provided by a Speech/Language Pathologist if the child is delayed in the area of speech/language only. The
    testing is provided free through the school system.

     

    For information on free developmental screenings for children birth through age 5, please visit: http://www.fdlrssprings.org/child‐find

Pre-K ESE Contact Information