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Key Contact Numbers

Department of Early Childhood Education
(561) 434-8720

Early Learning Coalition of
Palm Beach County
(561) 653-2458

School District Head Start and Early Head Start Office
(561) 629-8516

Strong Minds Network Technical Assistance
(561) 629-8582

The Department of Early Childhood Education

Providing and supporting quality programs for young children
Overview
School Year 2015 - 2016

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The School District of Palm Beach County participates in the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program by offering both school year and summer programs at select elementary and high schools. Students who are four years of age by September 1 of a school year may participate in either a 540-hour free VPK program during the school year or a 300-hour free VPK program during the summer, but not both.

All VPK programs provide enriched educational experiences to ensure that children are prepared academically and socially to enter Kindergarten. Both public schools and private providers may offer the free VPK program. To help promote high quality services, the District actively participates in the countywide Strong Minds Network in partnership with the Children's Services Council, the Early Learning Coalition, Palm Beach State College, and the Children's Forum. The District manages the Technical Assistance component of the Strong Minds Network.

The District offers Summer VPK and five VPK School Year program models, including year-round Head Start. School year models provide VPK and optional enrichment hours. Florida law mandates that VPK students not be required to participate in enrichment or other program hours above those provided free of charge through a VPK Certificate as a condition of enrollment or charge fees for VPK services.

For information on each VPK enrichment program model, review the chart below and click the icons on below. To access Summer VPK information, click here, SUMMER VPK.

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VPK & Title I Model

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Prioritizes Academically Needy;
Must Live in School Attendance Zone
Apply at Schools
Afterschool May be Available
(Fees Apply)

Barton Elementary
1700 Barton Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 540-9100

Belle Glade Elementary
500 N.W. Avenue L
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 829-4800

Cholee Lake Elementary
6680 Dillman Rd.
Greenacres, FL 33413
(561) 383-9600

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary
1501 Avenue U
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
(561) 882-7600

Greenacres Elementary
405 Jackson Ave.
Greenacres, FL 33463
(561) 649-7200

Hope-Centennial Elementary
5350 Stacy St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(561) 640-1200

Indian Pines Elementary
6000 Oak Royal Circle
Lake Worth, FL 33463
(561) 804-3300

KEC/Canal Point Elementary
37000 Main St.
Canal Point, FL 33438
(561) 924-9800

Lantana Elementary
710 W. Ocean Ave.
Lantana, FL 33462
(561) 202-0300

Northmore Elementary
4111 No. Terrace Dr.
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 494-1700

Roosevelt Elementary
1220 15th St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 653-5100

South Grade Elementary
716 South “K” St.
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 202-9400

Starlight Cove Elementary
6300 Seminole Dr.
Lantana, FL 33462
(561) 804-3600

U.B. Kinsey Elementary
800 11th St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 671-6500

Westward Elementary
1101 Golf Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 653-5200

Wynnebrook Elementary
1167 Drexel Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(561) 598-7400

VPK & Migrant PreK

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Must be Deemed "Migrant Eligible"
Apply at Schools; No Fees

K. E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary
37000 Main St.
Canal Point, FL 33438
(561) 924-9800

Pahokee Elementary
560 East Main Place
Pahokee, FL 33476
(561) 924-9700

Pahokee High
900 Larrimore Rd.
Pahokee, FL 33476
(561) 924-6400

Pioneer Park Elementary
39500 Pioneer Park Rd.
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 993-8600

VPK & Head Start

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Must be Deemed "Head Start Eligible"
Low Income Priority
Apply at Schools; No Fees

Galaxy E3 Elementary
550 N.W. 4th Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
(561) 739-5600

Glade View Elementary
1100 S.W. Avenue G
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 993-8800

Highland Elementary
500 Highland Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 202-0500

Pine Grove Elementary
400 S.W. 10th St.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 266-1100

Pioneer Park Elementary
39500 Pioneer Park Rd.
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 993-8600

Rolling Green Elementary
550 Miner Rd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
(561) 202-9500

Village Academy
400 S.W. 12th Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 243-6100

West Gate Elementary
1545 Loxahatchee Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 684-7100

West Riviera Elementary
1057 W. 6th St.
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
(561) 494-1900

VPK & Parent Fee

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VPK and Parent Fee Agreement;
Attendance Zone Priority
Enroll at Schools
Afterschool May be Available
(Fees Apply)

Acreage Pines Elementary
14200 Orange Blvd.
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
(561) 904-9500

Berkshire Elementary
1060 S. Kirk Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 304-2000

Citrus Cove Elementary
8400 Lawrence Rd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
(561) 292-7000

Elbridge Gale Elementary
1915 Royal Fern Dr.
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 422-9300

Equestrian Trails Elementary
9720 Stribling Way
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 904-9600

Grassy Waters Elementary
3550 N. Jog Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 383-9000

H. L. Johnson Elementary
1000 Crestwood Blvd. N.
Royal PB, FL 33411
(561) 904-9300

Lighthouse Elementary
4750 Dakota Dr.
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 741-9400

Manatee Elementary
7001 Charleston Shores Blvd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467
(561) 357-1800

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary
10060 Riverside Dr.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 366-6500

Panther Run Elementary
10775 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467
(561) 804-3900

The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach
401 Anchorage Dr.
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
(561) 494-1800

VPK & ESE Inclusion

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50% Community Students;
50% Students with Disabilities
Community Students Enroll at Schools;
Students with Disabilities are Placed; No fees

Acreage Pines Elementary
14200 Orange Blvd.
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
(561) 904-9500

Banyan Creek Elementary
4243 Sabal Lake Rd.
Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 894-7100

Belle Glade Elementary
500 N.W. Avenue L
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 829-4800

Benoist Farms Elementary
1765 Benoist Farms Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 383-9700

Boynton Beach Community High
4975 Park Ridge Blvd.
Boynton Bch, FL 33426
(561) 752-1200

Coral Reef Elementary
6151 Hagen Ranch Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467
(561) 804-3700

Coral Sunset Elementary
22400 Hammock St.
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 477-2100

Crystal Lakes Elementary
6050 Gateway Blvd.
Boynton Bch, FL 33437
(561) 292-6600

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary
2926 Lone Pine Rd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 366-6000

Forest Hill Elementary
5555 Purdy Ln.
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 432-2300

Freedom Shores Elementary
3400 Hypoluxo Rd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
(561) 804-3100

Hope-Centennial Elementary
5350 Stacy St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(561) 640-1200

John I. Leonard High
4701 10th Ave. N.
Greenacres, FL 33463
(561) 641-1200

Lantana Elementary
710 W. Ocean Ave.
Lantana, FL 33462
(561) 202-0300

Loxahatchee Groves Elementary
16020 Okeechobee Blvd.
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
(561) 904-9200

Orchard View Elementary
4050 Old Germantown Rd.
Delray, FL 33445
(561) 894-7400

Palm Beach Lakes Community High
3505 Shiloh Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 640-5000

Panther Run Elementary
10775 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467
(561) 804-3900

Starlight Cove Elementary
6300 Seminole Dr.
Lantana, FL 33462
(561) 804-3600

Washington Elementary
1709 W. 30th St.
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
(561) 494-1200

Wellington Elementary
13000 Paddock Dr.
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 651-0600