Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast


VPK Provider

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Provider

The VPK program is a free prekindergarten program for 4 and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida. Participating children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1. Parents can enroll their child in the state’s free, voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) education program that year or wait until the following year when their child is 5.

    Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump starts by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language, and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers. The school-year program includes 540 hours of instructional time. The summer program consists of 300 instructional hours.

    Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast

    Looking to be a VPK Provider?

    Email Compliance@ELC-EC.org to find out more.