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Pre-K ESE Program

Overview

Marion County provides services for 0-3 year old and 3-5 year old students in a variety of ways.

The 0-3 year old group receives support through ARC & Early Steps to provide either home based or full time services, for education, PT, OT, and Speech/Language.

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

There are 17 Elementary Schools that offer PK ESE classes for the 3-5 year old students.  The county has 34 classes providing services at this time.

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

Contacts

The School Board currently has a full-time PK Program Specialist.  Feel free to contact Claritha Jackson, PK Program Specialist or Wanda Batts, PK Resource Compliance Specialist at 352-671-6832.  They will be glad to assist you.



 
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