Preschool ESE

Preschool ESE
  • 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:

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Deaf/ Hard of Hearing
    • Developmentally Delayed
    • Dual Sensory Impaired
    • Emotional Behavior Disorder
    • Orthopedically Impaired
    • Other Health Impaired
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech Impaired
    • Language Impaired
    • Traumatic Brain Injured
    • Visually Impaired

    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. 

Contact Information

  • Exceptional Student Education Division at Arthur Ashe Campus

    1701 NW 23rd Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-7213

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    Alex Lopes

    Curriculum Supervisor