Welcome to the Hawks Nest Early Childhood - VPK

2022-2023 VPK Class
  • Potential Early Childhood High School Students:

    Looking for a class that is different than your typical high school class? Interested in helping four-year-olds prepare for Kindergarten? Considering a career in early childhood education or a career that involves working with children, such as counseling, pediatrics, speech therapy, etc? This may be the class for you!

    *You can take this class for 1-4 years!

    *CPR certification is available during your 3rd year.

    *CDA certification is available during your 4th year. (equivalent to 9 college-credit hours)

    *Write and implement lesson plans for small groups biweekly. 

    *Become a member of the Hawk's Nest Family!

    *Tours available upon request.


    Potential VPK Students:

    The VPK children enrolled in the Viera Hawk’s Nest Program experience the unique opportunity to learn from a variety of student-teachers throughout their day. Working under the supervision of the classroom teacher, Mrs. Zeppieri, and the instructional assistant, Mrs. Ventura, the student teachers plan and implement age-appropriate math, language arts, science, social studies, arts, fine & gross motor lessons daily. All lessons are based on the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards.


    Important Information: 

    *This program is entirely free.

    *Breakfast is free for all littles.

    *School lunch is available and can be paid throughCafeteria Lunch Account

    *Tours available upon request.  


    Classroom Hours:


    *8:55-2:25 Tuesday – Thursday

    *8:55-1:25 Friday


    Eligibility Requirements:

    *VPK students must turn 4 by September 1st.

    *VPK Students must be fully potty trained prior to enrollment.


    Teacher Contact Information:  

    Michelle Zeppieri, M. Ed.

    321-632-1770 ext. 28044