What is the Voluntary Prekindergarten Program?

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a legislatively mandated program designed to prepare every four-year-old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success.  The VPK program gives each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life with quality programs that include high literacy standards, accountability, appropriate curricula, substantial instruction periods, manageable class sizes and qualified instructors.

Children who are four on or before September 1, 2019, are entitled to participate in one of the VPK program options. VPK providers have flexibility in structuring the hours per day and days per week to meet the required instructional hours. For example, if a program is 180 days (similar to a school-year calendar), it would offer 3 hours of instruction each day to meet the 540-hour requirement.

To help answer your questions or concerns at Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) team members are available to Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM by calling 772-595-6363.

Registration for 2019-2020 VPK Session begins January 1, 2019. The FREE program is open to children residing in Florida who will be four years of age on or before September 1, 2019

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Required Documents:

  1. Child’s Birth Certificate
  2. Proof of residence (Examples include: water bill, electric bill, lease, vehicle registration, any government document with current address)
For questions please call the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County at 772-595-6363.

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