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Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) and
Head Start / Early Head Start Disabilities


Kelly Skwarek

Director of Preschool Services



Karen Barnes

Assistant Director of Preschool Services


Kelley Estes-Jones

PK/PPCD Coordinator



Gay Lee Schumann

Head Start Disabilities Program Coordinator



Andrea Mitchell

PPCD Consultant


Stefanie Wendling

PPCD Consultant



Daelynn Copeland

PPCD Consultant


Kristen Petersen

Head Start Disabilities Consultant



Cindy Lee

Head Start Disabilities Consultant





The Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities Team provides the following opportunities for local education agency (district and charter school) staff who provide educational services for 3, 4, and 5 year old students with disabilities:


Professional Development and Technical Assistance
  • Early Childhood Outcomes
  • Transition of students from ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) to LEA (Local Education Agency)
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Accommodations and Modifications
  • Early Childhood Summer Institute
  • Pre-K Response to Intervention (P-RTI)
  • Workshops provided at various locations, including cluster sites, campuses, regional locations, and on-line
  • Multiple training opportunities on a variety of topics



Networking Sessions
  • ECI/LEA Collaboration
  • PPCD Supervisors
  • Early Childhood Consortium of North Texas



State Performance Plan Indicators
State Performance Plan Indicator 6

Quality Indicators for Inclusion

Dual Certification for Pre-K Teachers

NICHCY: Preschool Inclusion

Progress in the General Curriculum (A plethora of helpful information)


PPCD Service Location Code Resources

PPCD Service Location Codes: A Brief Overview  (When opening the Power Point, you must select "view show" in order to listen to the presentation.)

PPCD Service Location Code Decision Tree and FAQ Document

(NOTE: Documents are located under Indicator 6.)

Parent Survey Electronic Version

Parent Survey Hard Copy Version

(NOTE: The Parent Survey provides you with one option for gathering necessary information from parents/guardians in order to utilize the PPCD Location Codes correctly. Use of this survey is optional.)

Online Decision Tree (Region 20)