Early Childhood Special Education

Learn about our early childhood special education preschool programs at Columbia!

Preschool Autism Class (PAC)

In Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), Preschool Autism Class (PAC) services are designed to address the specific needs of preschool-age children who have been identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder or present characteristics on the autism spectrum, and who cannot benefit from the early childhood class-based program. 

Early Childhood Class-based Preschool

Early Childhood Class-based services provide instruction in a classroom setting and are located in a number of elementary schools within FCPS. The curriculum is language rich and emphasizes communication, early literacy, social development, and the development of other skills as designated in the student’s IEP.