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. […]