If you live in Florida and your child turned 4 years old on or before September 1, your child is eligible for the VPK program. Some 5-year olds are also eligible, depending on their birth date. Parents can choose one of the following program options.
School Year Program – 540 instructional hours.
Summer Program – 300 instructional hours.
If your child attended a school year VPK program, he/she is NOT eligible for the summer VPK program unless extreme hardship applies.
- Parents must complete a VPK application online by clicking on the Florida VPK link here, or on the home page on this website — or at your nearest ELC Office.
- Upload or bring the child’s original birth certificate, passport, or immunization record signed by a physician and
- Upload or bring Proof of Florida Residency (e.g. electric bill, lease, driver’s license, or pay stub with address)
For a list of VPK providers, click here to select the appropriate county, then zip code in which you wish to conduct your search. Be sure to select Voluntary Prekindergarten at the bottom of the page.
You may also contact a Family Resource Advisor at the Early Learning Coalition for more information at: