Welcome to Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
Our mission for the prekindergarten program is to partner with families to create safe, nurturing environments for young children that provide appropriate learning experiences in all areas of children’s development.
VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program.
If you live in Florida, and your child turns four years of age on or by September 1st,
your child is eligible to participate in Florida's FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK).
A state law effective July 1, 2016, extends VPK eligibility for 4-year-olds
with birthdays from February 2nd through September 1st in a calendar year.
If a child's birthday falls between these dates, parents may postpone enrolling
their child in VPK until the following year when the child is 5-years-old.
The extension is intended to allow parents of younger 4-year-olds to postpone
the year their child begins VPK, in turn enabling the child to begin
kindergarten and first grade as a slightly older, more mature student.
Children may participate in the VPK program one time only.