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Children who turned 4 years old by September 1, 2013, (born 9/2/2008 to 9/1/2009) are eligible to attend either a 2013-2014 school-year VPK program or the 2014 summer VPK program, but not both. Registration for the 2013-2014 school-year VPK program remains open as vacancies become available. 



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.


Registrations will continue to be taken as vacancies become available. 

How (Enrollment):

Step 1:Obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility

Bring a birth certificate and proof of residency to Family Central's office at 3111 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 222, West Palm Beach, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday; or visit www.familycentral.org. to schedule an appointment or see dates that Family Central is open evenings.   For more information call Family Central's Hotline at 561.653.2458.

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)


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.


2013-14 VPK/ESE Inclusion Schools

Barton Elementary

Banyan Creek Elementary

Benoist Farms Elementary

Boynton Beach HS

Early Learning Academy

Coral Reef Elementary

Coral Sunset 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

Panther Run Elementary

Rolling Green Elementary

Starlight Cove Elementary

Washington Elementary

West Gate Elementary

2013-14 VPK/Migrant Schools

K.E.C./Canal Point Elementary

Highland Elementary

Pahokee High School

Early Learning Academy

Pioneer Park Elementary

2013-14 VPK/Head Start

Galaxy Elementary

Pine Grove Elementary

Village Academy

2013-14 VPK/SIG-4 and Grant (SIG) - 4 Schools

Belle Glade Elementary

Pioneer Park Elementary

Pleasant City Elementary

West Riviera Elementary