VPK Applications

  • The Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program at Banyan Creek Elementary is a full-day inclusion classroom. The VPK program provides a foundation for children both academically and socially in preparation for kindergarten. Students receive VPK instruction from a certified teacher, an early childhood professional (ECP), and a paraprofessional. A speech-language pathologist (SLP) will be in the room for a brief portion of the day working with students previously identified as having speech and/or language needs. Breakfast and a snack will be provided and students may choose to buy or bring lunch to school. Students have a "quiet time" for rest built into their daily schedule.

    VPK applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted beginning on the following schedule:

    • February 13, 2023 for students living inside the Banyan Creek School Zone
    • February 20, 2023 for students living outside the Banyan Creek School Zone

    The weekly parent fee for the full-time program 8:00-1 :45 is $115 per week.

    *There are limited spots available for children to attend part-time from 8:00am - 11:15am.
    *A wrap-around (2:00pm - 6:00pm) program is also available for an additional fee.

    Pre-registrations will only be accepted through email to Amy.n.collins@palmbeachschools.org.
    Please include your child's name, date of birth, parent/guardian name, home address and phone numbers. Also, please indicate whether you would like to be placed on the waitlist for part-time or the full-time parent-fee program. Indicate if you are interested in the Wrap-Program and attach your child's YPK certificate to the email. Applications MUST include all the above information to be accepted. Applications will be accepted and approved on a first-come, first-serve basis via email. Early applications or phone calls will not be accepted. Once applications are approved, parents will receive a return email with additional instructions regarding registration and VPK vouchers. After the initial 20 spots have been reserved, all other applicants will be placed on a wait list.