The Department of Early Childhood Education

Providing and supporting quality programs for young children

VPK Partnership School-year Program

2014-2015 ESE Inclusion Schools WHERE:
  • Banyan Creek Elementary
  • Belle Glade Elementary
  • Benoist Farms Elementary
  • Boynton Beach HS
    Early Learning Academy
  • Coral Reef Elementary
  • Crystal Lakes Elementary
  • D.D. Eisenhower Elementary
  • Freedom Shores Elementary
  • John I Leonard HS
    Early Learning Academy
  • Lantana Elementary
  • Loxahatchee Groves Elementary
  • Orchard View Elementary
  • Palm Beach Lakes HS
    Early Learning Academy
  • Panther Run Elementary
  • Starlight Cove Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
WHO:

Children who turned 4 years old by September 1, 2014, (born 9/2/2009 to 9/1/2010) are eligible to attend either a 2014-2015 school-year VPK program or the 2015 summer VPK program, but not both. Registration for the 2014-2015 school-year VPK program remains open as vacancies become available.

WHAT:

School-year VPK classes are funded by the State of Florida and are typically offered 3 hours daily from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. During the school year, the District also offers a number of VPK partnership classes. The VPK program collaborates with Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Migrant Education, Head Start and grantors to partially fund and supports more than 40 blended classrooms.

Eligibility for enrollment varies by program type and registration is held at the school sites.

WHEN:

Registrations will continue to be taken as vacancies become available.

HOW:

(Enrollment)

Step 1: Obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility

  • Documentation needed: birth certificate and proof of residency
  • There are multiple ways you can obtain your child's VPK Certificate of eligibility from Family Central. For details, click How to Obtain a VPK Certificate- English

Step 2: Go to a School Site and bring the following documents:

  • VPK Certificate of Eligibility
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Two proofs of residency
  • Health Form (DH 3040 form)
  • Certification of Immunization (DH blue form)
COST:

VPK hours are free to parents. If enrichment or afterschool care hours are offered, the host schools will set the cost based on the number of hours provided. Programs vary by site. Registration is typically taken on a first come/first served basis.