Preschool ESE

Alex Lopes, Curriculum Supervisor, ESE Preschool

Phone: 754-321-7213


Department description:

A preschool child qualifies for the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program if he/she has a speech-language, sensory, physical, cognitive, or social-emotional delay, which meets the criteria for enrollment established by the State Board of Education Rule.

The Broward County Public Schools have Preschool ESE programs for children (ages 3-5 years) with the following exceptionalities:

Once a preschool aged child is found eligible for Exceptional Student Education, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting is held. The IEP team will determine where the student is currently functioning and what the child’s needs are. Next, the IEP team will determine which services the child requires and an appropriate Preschool ESE program placement for him/her. The county offers several different programs based on the needs of each individual child.


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