We offer a 3-hour Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) FREE of charge from 9 am to 12 pm Monday - Friday. If you need care for your child before and/or after VPK, a wrap-around program is available.
All children are eligible for this FREE program. If your child is 4 years old or will turn 4 before September 1st and you would like him/her to attend VPK, please contact us as soon as possible, as spots fill in quickly.
Our teachers are loving professionals who have many years of experience. They are certified by the Department of Children and Families and have gone through an extensive background screening.
Most of our teachers have been with us since we opened our center or shortly thereafter. We are a big family, and as such, we extend that environment to all of the children who attend our center.
The Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. The program helps build a strong foundation for school using educational materials that are geared to various stages in a child’s development.
Click Here for the VPK Application.
Items needed for application:
A copy of Your Child’s Birth Certificate
Frog Street Curriculum
Frog Street Pre-K is a comprehensive, research-based program that integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. The program is engaging for both teachers and children and is easy to implement!
Our teachers are bi-lingual and integrate their knowledge of a second language into the curriculum, as well.
The cornerstones of the program include:
Extensive integration of theme, disciplines, and domains
Social and Emotional development includes Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline ®
Equity of English and Spanish materials and instruction
Joyful approach to learning
How do I apply for VPK? Follow the link to the ELC Family Portal - https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/
Are there scholarships available for Wrap-Around Care? Yes, the School Readiness scholarship application can be found online at https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/
Is VPK the same as pre K? Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. ... The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a free prekindergarten program for 4 and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida.
How many days can a child miss VPK? A child may not miss more than 20% of the program (4 days per month) without written documentation from a physician. Exceeding the permitted number of absences may result in the child's dismissal from the program. VPK hours are from 9 AM-12 PM.