Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Information for Parents
Thank you for your interest in Florida's FREE VPK program. VPK is a program aimed at giving your four year old the tools necessary to enter kindergarten eager and ready to learn.
|VPK Parent Handbook||VPK Informational Brochure||School Readiness Informational Brochure|
On this page you will find information on how to sign your child up for VPK. If you need further assistance or have any questions, please call 407-960-2460.
- Who is eligible?
- How do I get a Certificate of Eligibility?
- Who offers VPK programs?
- What should I look for in a VPK Provider?
- It's OK to Play in VPK!
- What are the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds?
The Fall 2013-2014 Program is available to all children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2013 (birth date range 9/2/08 - 9/1/09) and are eligible to enter kindergarten in the Fall of 2014.
The Summer 2014 Program is available to all children who are currently four years old and had their fourth birthday on or before September 1, 2013 (birth date range 9/2/08 - 9/1/09) and are eligible to enter kindergarten in the Fall of 2014.
The Fall 2014-2015 Program is available to all children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2014 (birth date 9/2/09 - 9/1/10) and are eligible to enter kindergarten in the Fall of 2015. VPK certificates will be issued for students eligible for the Fall 2014 program on March 1, 2014 via an online registration system. Visit the webpage again on March 1, 2014 to begin the online process.
Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole at 407-960-2460 for more information.
Parents may obtain a certificate for the 2014-2015 VPK program year online at vpk.seminoleearlylearning.org. Families who do not have access to a computer or a scanner may walk-in to use equipment in the ELC of Seminole's computer lab Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. VPK registration may be completed on a mobile device if the required documents are photographed using a PDF scanning application (e.g. Android's Handy Scanner, Window's Scan2pdf, Apple's Genius Scan).
The registration site will require parents/guardians to complete an application by uploading one of the following documents in PDF format:
- proof of Florida residency (e.g. utility bill, current Florida driver's license, lease)
- proof of child's age (e.g. birth certificate, passport)
Families who need VPK certificates for the 2013-2014 School Year and Summer 2014 programs should make an appointment by calling 407-960-2460.
Providers include a mix of private child care centers, family child care homes, faith-based centers and public schools. Each provider determines the days and times they will offer VPK services in order to meet the overall requirements.
To find the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole's lists of VPK Providers, please click on the following:
The Coalition offers a Choosing Quality Child Care check list to assist you in choosing the right program for your child.
The parent handbook, "It's OK to Play in VPK!" describes the characteristics of developmentally appropriate learning environments. It identifies how the VPK Education Standards can be used to help children of all different backgrounds, abilities, temperaments, and interests to learn and develop.
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