Becoming A VPK Provider

Providers interested in becoming a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Provider in Broward County should submit a copy of Provider Service Agreement Information Form below with a copy of your current Child Care License to providerportal@elcbroward.org

You must have the following for each credentialed VPK Instructor (lead teacher):

  • Copy of one (1) of the following credentials:
    • Child Development Associate (CDA) or Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC) earned within the last five (5) years; or
    • An Associate’s Degree or higher in Child Development; or
    • An Associate’s Degree or higher in an unrelated field, with at least 6 credit hours in early childhood education or child development, and at least 480 hours of experience in teaching or providing childcare services for children any age from birth to 8 years of age; or
    • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in early childhood education, prekindergarten or primary education, preschool education, or family and consumer science; or
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education, if the pre-k instructor has been certified to teach children any age from birth through 6th grade, with a Florida Educator’s Certificate, regardless whether the certificate is current or not, and has not had this educator certificate suspended or revoked. 
    • (Please note that a teaching degree from another country must be evaluated and translated by an accredited organization and submitted to DCF for approval.)
  • Copy of the Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors course.
  • Copy of a student performance standards training course (Standards for four-year-olds).
  • Copy of  Background screening conducted by the DCF Clearinghouse.
  • Copy of a notarized Affidavit of Good Moral Character.


You must include the following for each VPK aide/assistant:

  • Copy of Background screening conducted by the DCF Clearinghouse. 
  • Copy of a notarized Affidavit of Good Moral Character 
 

Summer VPK Program --- You must include the following for each credentialed VPK Instructor:

  • Copy of one (1) of the following credentials:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in early childhood education, prekindergarten or primary education, preschool education, or family and consumer science; or 
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education, if the pre-k instructor has been certified to teach children any age from birth through 6th grade, with a Florida Educator’s Certificate, regardless whether the certificate is current or not, and has not had this educator certificate suspended or revoked. 
    • A valid (current) Florida Educator Certificate 
    • (Please note that a teaching degree from another country must be evaluated and translated by an accredited organization and submitted to DCF for approval.)
  • Copy of Background screening coducted by the DCF Clearinghouse. 
  • Copy of a notarized Affidavit of Good Moral Character. 
 
For more information regarding background screening go to:  www.dcfbackgroundscreening.com 

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