Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK)

VPK Registration

Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program, or VPK, is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-olds for success in kindergarten and beyond. Children must live in Florida and be 4 on or before September 1 of the school year they enroll. Parents whose children are born between Feb. 2 and Sept. 1 of the calendar year may postpone enrolling their 4-year-old until the following year when their child is 5.

VPK Registration Opens Jan.1, 2020

Registration opens January 1, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year. To register your child for VPK, simply visit the Family Portal at: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com where you will create an account and complete the application process.

How Register for VPK

To register your child for VPK, simply visit the Office of Early Learning Family Portal where you will create an account and complete the application process. 
Additional Information for VPK Registration
1. Email - Username: Do you have a valid email address? If yes, please go to next step. If no, please set up a free Gmail account at google.com/gmail.
2. How do I qualify?: Parents/guardians must be a Florida resident. Children who turn 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year.
3. Required Documents: 
  • Proof of child’s age –birth certificate OR current immunization record.
  • Proof of Residence-
  • Driver’s license OR
  • Current utility bill OR
  • Current signed least (the address MUST match the application)
​4. OEL Family Portal: Select "OEL Family Portal" on the ELC home page.  New Users will need to register for an account. Returning Users must enter your username and password. Complete the application and upload documents.
5. Verify Application: Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notifying you of your application status within 24-48 hours during peak season (Jan.-Mar.), and within 20 days during nonpeak season (April-Dec.)

For a printable version of the information on this page, download our VPK Registration Flyer.


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