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   whatisvpk What is VPK?vpk_fsia

VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program.

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education (VPK) Program is a FREE educational program created to prepare every four-year- old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. The VPK program offers each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life by offering quality programs that include developmentally appropriate curricula with a focus on early literacy skills, developmental standards, accountability, substantial instruction periods, manageable class size, and qualified instructors.

  When can my child take the VPK?

    • During the Fall, 540 instructional hours, for the whole school year; 3 hours daily: Totally FREE
    • During the Summer, 300 instructional; 8hrs daily. Totally FREE
    • We also offer an extended VPK Program, where you can take advantage of the 3 free hours, with a complementary session.
    • Part time: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
    • Full time: M-F 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
    • If your child didn’t take the VPK during the School Year and is eligible, he can take advantage of the Summer VPK Program 

 

   who_vpk Who is eligible?

If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program.

In addition, as of July 2016, children born between February 2nd and September 1st may attend VPK either that program year or postpone attending until the following program year as long as the child has not yet been admitted to kindergarten.

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  how_vpk How? 

  • Families may register at any time before August 21 st at the following link: www.vpkhelp.org  (It is important to have in mind we have limited spots available)
  • You need to provide proof of residency and child's date of birth when registering.
  • You can come to our schools and we will help you in the process

 

   what_vpk What does VPK offer?

  •    VPK Fall School Year:

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    • 540 instructional hours
    • Lead instructor with Bachelors in Early Childhood Education.
    • Classes can have a maximum of 11 students with one lead instructor or a maximum of 20 students with a lead instructor and an assistant.
    • Graduation Ceremony and End of the Year Show.
    • No Registration fee to enroll in VPK Program.

    Please call 786 718 1560 to reserve your spot. 

  • VPK Fall Extended Program:

    • 540 instructional hours
    • Lead instructor with Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
    • Bi-lingual Program (English-Spanish)
    • Visible Thinking Routines program from Harvard University
    • Free babysitting
    • Living the Arts
    • Hands-on, Minds-on
    • Field trips included
    • Classes can have a maximum of 11 students with one lead instructor or a maximum of 20 studens with a lead instructor and an assistant.
    • Graduation Ceremony and End of the Year Show
    • NO Registration fee to enroll in VPK Program

    Please call 786 718 1560 to reserve your spot. 

  • Summer VPK Program:

    If your child didn’t take advantage of the Fall VPK Program, he/she is eligible for Summer VPK Program..

    • 300 instructional hours
    • 5 Days a week, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; 8 hours a day: FREE!
    • Lead instructor with Bachelors in Early Childhood Education.
    • Bi-Lingual Program English-Spanish
    • Visible Thinking Routines Program from Harvard University.
    • Free Babysitting
    • Living the Arts
    • Hands on, Minds On
    • Field Trips Included  
    • Classes can have a maximum of 11 students with one lead instructor or a maximum of 20 students with a lead instructor and an assistant.
    • No Registration fee to enroll in Summer VPK Program.

     

    Please call 786 718 1560 to reserve your spot. 

For more information, call us or request a tour to learn more about this program.

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