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Early Childhood Programs and Kindergarten

Early Childhood Programs and Kindergarten


Welcome to the HCPS Bold Beginnings Early Childhood Programs Portal: designed to help you find the most appropriate early learning program for your child. All of our programs provide developmentally appropriate, standards-based instruction but are distinguished by the variety of funding sources and resulting entrance/eligibility requirements.

Hillsborough County Public Schools is pleased to offer a variety of early childhood programs serving children ages 3 – 5.

HEAD START

Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive, child development program that encompasses all aspects of a child's development and learning. Head Start serves children ages 3 to 5 years old.
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PEEPS (Primary Exceptional Education Preschool Services)

Services for prekindergarten for children with developmental delays and disabilities are authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Children ages three to five who meet eligibility requirements can receive services designed to meet each child's individual needs.
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VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN

Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) was implemented with the goal of providing all of Florida's four-year-olds with access to free, quality prekindergarten programs.
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KINDERGARTEN

Hillsborough County Public Schools offers a full day, academic program for children who meet the age requirement of five years of age by September 1.
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RESOURCES

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Bold Beginnings Hotline
(813) 272-4840
Bold.Beginnings@sdhc.k12.fl.us


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