Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) is a free, school-readiness program offered to children who reside in the state of Florida. Children must be 4 years old by September 1st of the new school year. For more information about VPK, visit www.elc-ow.org
To obtain a VPK certificate, click here
- Create an account in the family portal
- Click on “Create a new VPK application”
Once you submit your application with required documentation, you will receive a series of emails notifying you of the status of your VPK application. Once it has been approved, you will log in to the family portal and download/print the certificate (not application). You must submit this document to us for your child’s VPK funding.
Please contact the Early Learning Coalition if you have any questions about VPK certificates (850)833-9333.
Our VPK Program
Our program runs September to May each year. Classes are 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding designated holidays and teacher work-days. Our class sizes are 2:20 or 1:11. Our VPK teachers hold their Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) and/or early Childhood Education Degree. We offer extra curricular activities, such as, Kinsci!, a kinesthetic science program introducing students to S.T.E.M. To read more about our VPK program, see our VPK Handbook