Early Childhood

17 08, 2017

Dual Enrollment and Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)


PPCD stands for Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities. It is important to remember that the second “P” represents “Programs” and not “Place.” PPCD programs are not limited to a self-contained classroom on an elementary or early childhood campus. The law requires a full continuum of services to educate young children with disabilities. Local Education Agencies (school districts and charter schools) offer services to preschoolers with disabilities in a variety of settings based on the child’s individual needs, always considering services in the least restrictive environment (Head Start, Pre-K/Kindergarten general education classroom) first. […]

Dual Enrollment and Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)2017-08-17T09:54:11-05:00
16 08, 2017

What is Dual Enrollment?


Families of 3- and 4-year-olds in Texas have an option available to them called “Dual Enrollment.” In Texas, children ages 3 and 4 can go to a private preschool and receive services, such as speech therapy, through the public school. As another option, preschoolers may stay home (like many children this age do) and receive needed public school services. Recognizing that many PPCD programs are designed only for students with disabilities, Texas made the decision to allow 3- and 4-year-olds to be dually enrolled to give them more opportunities to interact with their typically developing peers. […]

What is Dual Enrollment?2018-07-23T14:08:52-05:00


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