What is the program? The Voluntary Pre-kindergarten program is designed to prepare Florida's children for kindergarten and develop the skills they need to become good readers and successful students. It includes standards for literacy skills, strict accountability, appropriate curricula, substantial instruction periods, manageable class sizes and qualified instructors. Parents have the option of enrolling children in a school-year program consisting of 540 instructional hours or a summer program consisting of 300 instructional hours. The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. is administering the Voluntary Pre-kindergarten program at the local level which includes registering child care providers and providing applications and information to parents.
What are steps to receive services? When you complete the application process, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility and a list Broward County VPK Providers. You will need to submit the Certificate of Eligibility to the provider you choose, prior to your child attending the program. Click on the link below for a current list of VPK providers in Broward County . We encourage parents to be informed consumers of VPK, and to shop for a program that best meets your child’s learning needs.
Who is eligible for services?
School Year 2013-2014 Enrollment has begun!
Children are eligible if born between 9/02/08 and 9/01/09
You Must schedule an appointment online to register at: http://www.familycentral.org/vpkparentappointmentsbc
Select from the dates on the VPK Community Registration Calendar to reserve a spot for the school year 2013-2014 registration.
Once you have selected a date and completed the required information, you will receive an email confirmation.
Print out of your reservation ticket and bring to your scheduled appointment along with any other required documentation.
VPK Child Application and Parent/Guardian Forms are available online http://www.familycentral.org/bcvpkhowto for parents/guardians to download and bring completed with them to their scheduled appointment or receive application forms at time of appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Brochure