Program Resources


1. PBES Chinese Partial Immersion Program

Paint Branch Elementary School (PBES) is the first and only elementary school in Prince George's County that offers Chinese immersion and Chinese STEM programs. PBES established the Chinese STEM program in 2012. In 2014, PBES started its first Chinese partial immersion program starting from Kindergarten. This program will add on every year by one grade level and eventually covers all K-5 classes. By providing a series of rigorous Chinese academic programs in a fun and supportive environment, PBES not only helps students reach their academic goals, the Chinese programs also allow students to develop a bilingual and bi-cultural background, which empowers them to participate in a diverse society. 

 Better Immersion:  Better Immersion

 Chinese Pinyin Practice 拼音练习: (NOTE: this site may be experiencing technical difficulty)

 Chinese dictionary

 Get a Chinese name:

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2. PGCPS Language Immersion Programs

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3. STEM Resources

 PGCPS Stem Opportunities

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4. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

Autism Society

What Is Autism?

¿Qué es Autismo?

Autism Speaks

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5. PGCPS Special Education

The PGCPS Office of Programs and Services provides services to and on behalf of eligible students, birth to 21, with developmental and physical disabilities who receive special education or have 504 Plans. Support programs include:  Adapted Physical Education, the Bilingual Assessment Team, (BAT), Deaf and Hard of Hearing services, Vision services and Assistive Technology services. Related Services include Audiology, Occupational and Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology. Support programs and related services address specific student needs through the use of  pre-referral consultations, assessments, interventions and/or  supports to school teams for program planning and training. Support programs and related services can provide strategies, accommodations, and technical support as well as monitoring and maintenance of any equipment to enhance the student’s ability to access and participate in his/her educational program.


Adapted Physical Education
Assistive Technology
Bilingual Assessment Team
Data Management and Technology
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Speech Language Program
Vision Services

PGCPS Early Childhood Special Education Program provides early intervention, special education and related services for children birth through five (prior to kindergarten). Early Childhood Services include evaluation, and individually designed plan of instruction for young children with special needs

The Infants and Toddlers Program provides services for families of children who are birth to 4 years of age with developmental delays, disabilities or developmental risk factors. Early intervention services focus on helping families learn ways to help their child learn and grow with everyday activities.

The Preschool Program Provides services for children from 3 years through 4 years old who qualify for special education services due to developmental delay or a disability. Services provided are based on the unique special education need of each child.

Infants and Toddlers -Birth to 2 years old referral call: 301-925-6627.

Preschool - 3 years old to 5 years old referral call: 301-925-6600.


Infants and Toddlers Frequently Asked Questions

Infants and Toddlers Flyer

Preschool Frequently Asked Questions

Preschool Child Find Flyer

Preschool Opportunity Program

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6. PGCPS Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program 


TAG Program Models

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7. PGCPS Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) Program 

PBIS is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior.  PBIS is the integration of valued outcomes, science of human behavior validated procedures and systems change.  PBIS addresses "best practices" and current research about the issues of prevention and early behavioral intervention in schools.  This unique approach to changing behaviors in schools emphasizes prevention and capacity building at the school level with a focus on concrete activities and strategies to support safe, non-violent environments that optimize the potential for learning. The goal of PBIS is to create a positive school culture in which pro-social behaviors are explicitly taught and reinforced, and all adults respond to the occurrence of problem behaviors in a consistent manner. 

Prince George's County has over 79 schools which are implementing this very successful and effective program.

PBIS is an approach which emphasizes:

*  Spending time building and working with the whole school as a foundation for both social and academic success.

*  Emphasizing the prevention of problem behaviors.

*  Using a three-tiered continuum of behavior support practices to facilitate prevention of problem behaviors.

*  Actively using data for decision making.


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