If you have a child who will soon be 4 years old, then you know how curious she is or how much he may already know. VPK helps build a strong foundation for school. using educational materials just right for the different stages in your child’s development.

Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, or VPK, is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-olds for success in kindergarten and beyond. Children must live in Florida and turn 4 on or before September 1 of the school year in which they enroll. Parents whose children are born between Feb. 2 and Sept. 1 may postpone enrollment until the following year when their child is 5. Registration opened January 1, 2021 for the 2021/2022 school year. To register your child for VPK, go to the GOLD FAMILY PORTAL button on our home page, where you can create an account and complete the application process.Visit our VPK page https://www.elcslc.org/parents/voluntary-prekindergarten-program/ for step-by-step directions to apply or call the Early Learning Coalition,during offices hours from 8 AM to 5 PM

If your child turned 4 in 2020, there are still programs open for VPK for the 2020/2021 year. Contact Family Services at 772-595-6363 for details.

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