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PPCD Expansion Program

Highland Park ISD PPCD Expansion Program


The purpose of the PPCD Expansion Program is to provide a preschool for children while also providing preschoolers with disabilities an inclusive instructional setting in which they have the opportunity to interact with typically developing peers.

Program Description:

The PPCD Expansion Program consists of children who qualify through an evaluation for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) and children without disabilities. The program is staffed by a certified special education teacher and instructional assistants.

Selection Process:

Enrollment in the program will be determined by the student ratio need of the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities. A professional from Bradfield Elementary will contact selected applicants and instruct the parent to complete enrollment procedures at Bradfield Elementary.

If a student fails to attend school within five days of enrollment, the student will forfeit his or her slot and another student will be selected to take his or her place.

If a student leaves the program and a slot becomes available, the next student on the list will be notified until all slots are filled.

Subsequent year’s enrollment will be determined by the PPCD need and on a first come, first serve basis. Each application will be date stamped when it is received.

Enrollment Criteria:

  • Proof of residency indicating the home is within Highland Park ISD boundaries;
  • The children must be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1 of the year they are enrolled;
  • The children cannot be eligible for special education services;
  • The children must attend 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Friday;
  • The families must agree to the tuition and guidelines associated with the inclusive program.

For more information please contact:

Mindy Walls, M.Ed.
Campus Coordinator, Sp. Ed.
Bradfield Elementary, HPISD