Prekindergarten (VPK)

The School District of Palm Beach County participates in the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. 
With support from the Department of Early Childhood Education, select schools offer full-day prekindergarten programming, as well as a summer VPK program.  All programs provide enriched educational experiences which ensure children are prepared academically and socially to enter kindergarten.  Classrooms utilize a research-based academic curriculum and provide caring and engaging opportunities for children to develop critical social-emotional skills.  

School Year 2020-2021 Enrollment *
Both VPK and Head Start programs are continuing to enroll in open seats for the current 2020-2021 school year!  Parents/guardians continue to have the option to choose Distance Learning or Brick and Mortar instruction for their children.

Please visit the "
How to Enroll" page for information on the enrollment process and to find a school site.

To apply for a seat in a VPK classroom, contact Beverly Sears at or 561-434-8720.   
Para obtener ayuda en español, comuníquese con Nelly Cruz al o al      561-432-6347.

Head Start Application Questionnaire
Click on the link below. Select the language you'd like and begin the questionnaire in English, Spanish or Haitian Creole. Once completed, someone will contact you based on the information provided. 
Click here to apply for the SDPBC Head Start program.

*Transfer and Re-enrollment to Another VPK Program
You have the right to withdraw your child from any VPK program and re-enroll in another program. The SDPBC VPK hours will begin on September 21, 2020, and the VPK hours will be offered at 3 hours and 20 minutes per day. If it becomes necessary to withdraw your child, you should do the following:
1. Notify your child’s teacher and school that you are withdrawing your child and provide them with the last date that your child will be attending the program at that school. 
2. Notify the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Palm Beach County at (561) 514-3300. Notifying the ELC is important because it stops the use of the VPK Certificate by the previous school. Parents may contact the ELC for all questions concerning VPK re-enrollment. 

Florida VPK Logo
Click here to apply for a Florida VPK Certificate 

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To find out more about the importance of early childhood development and its current state in Florida click here to visit: The Children's Movement of Florida

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