Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

Free Quality Education for Your 4 Old

The Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Program (VPK) in Florida is available at no cost to all 4-year-old children, regardless of family income, except those already enrolled in the Gardiner Scholarship Program. Parents of children born from Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 can opt to enroll their child in VPK during the school year their child turns 4 or the following year. VPK utilizes educational materials tailored to your child’s specific developmental stage, designed to prepare them for school.

What are the benefits of VPK?

Prepares young children to enter kindergarten

Gives children enriching play and learning experiences

create a family portal account

vpk child application process

How to Apply

Step 1

Register in the Family Portal account

Step 2

Complete online application

Step 3

Submit proof of age for child

Step 4

Submit proof of residency for family

Program Options

Families can choose one of three Programs:

1.

540 hours School Instruction hours with a class size of 20 children.

2.

300 Summer Program hours with a class size of 12 children.

3.

Specialized Instruction Services (SIS) for children with Special needs with an Individual Specialized Plan (IEP) hours may vary.

Families can choose a Provider in a Faith Based, Private or Public School setting. To find out more information about the VPK program and to see if you qualify, visit the Florida Department of Education.

All families receiving Child Care Resource and Referral services will be contacted to complete a voluntary survey to gauge your customer service experience with our office. All responses are anonymous and confidential and will not affect your services.
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Families can choose one of three Programs:

1.

540 hours School Instruction hours with a class size of 20 children.

2.

300 Summer Program hours with a class size of 12 children.

3.

Specialized Instruction Services (SIS) for children with Special needs with an Individual Specialized Plan (IEP) hours may vary.

Families can choose a Provider in a Faith Based, Private or Public School setting. To find out more information about the VPK program and to see if you qualify, visit the Florida Department of Education.

All families receiving Child Care Resource and Referral services will be contacted to complete a voluntary survey to gauge your customer service experience with our office. All responses are anonymous and confidential and will not affect your services.
Osceola CCRR Consumer Statement for Parents rev6.22 eng-span