What Is VPK?
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program (VPK) is a free educational program created by the Florida Department of Education to prepare every four-year old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success.
The VPK Program offers each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life by offering quality programs that include developmentally appropriate curriculum with a focus on early literacy skills. FUMCCB Accredited VPK Programs focus on the 5 areas of development adopted by the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds:
1. Physical Development
2. Approaches to Learning
3. Social & Emotional Development
4. Language, Communication and Emergent Literacy
5. Cognitive Development
How to apply for VPK:
If you would like to register your child for the VPK Program, please call the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) at 321-637-1800 to make an appointment.
At the time of your appointment you will need the following documents: (1) Completed VPK application, (2) your child's birth certificate, and (3) proof of residence, such as your driver's license and/or utility bill. You must demonstrate a physical address, not a P.O. Box).
After completing the application, providing required documentation, and meeting with a VPK representative, you will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility. This can be used to enroll your child at a local site.
For more information: www.elcbrevard.org.