Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)
Plano Independent School District offers services for preschoolers with disabilities ages three through five. Some children with specific disabilities such as deaf -blindness are served from birth.
The Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) provides educational and support services for children ages three to five with identified delays in one or more of the five developmental areas. These developmental areas are: motor, social/emotional, self-help, communication, and pre-academic. Students are eligible for services on their third birthday, regardless of when the birthday falls within the school year.
Special education services through PPCD are offered at no cost to parents.
What preschool special education services are provided through PPCD in Plano?
The resources used by PPCD are as varied as are the student's needs.The classrooms foster a team environment where specialists work together with parents to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Each classroom has a teacher, a speech/language pathologist, and a teaching assistant. Related services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy and music therapy are provided to the student as established by the IEP.
The PPCD team values parents as partners in their child's education. The team works collaboratively throughout the year with families in order to promote home/school partnerships. The Practical Parent Education maintains a book & video lending library that parents are encouraged to use. Practical Parent Education is a unique partnership between the Plano community and Plano ISD designed to provide a parent support network.
Where are the assessment centers?
The assessment centers and the neighborhood campuses that flow into them are listed below. The following are the early childhood centers for the district:
- Beaty Early Childhood Center
- Isaacs Early Childhood Center
- Pearson Early Childhood Center