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FLORIDA'S VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN (VPK) PROGRAM

Office of Early LearningFlorida's VPK program provides for children to attend this preschool for free from 9am to 12noon, with no registration or book fees. However, if your child arrives before and/or stays after the VPK program, there is a charge for before and after care (hours of 6:30 - 9:00am and 12:00 - 6:00pm). Visit the Fours/VPK page for the current fee.

TO QUALIFY FOR FREE VPK

You will need to get a Certificate of Eligibility to qualify for free VPK (9am - 12noon). (Most everyone will qualify.) Contact the Early Learning Coalition at (904) 208-2044 or elcofduval.org.

THE VISION OF FLORIDA VPK
That Florida's children are eager to learn and ready to succeed when they enter kindergarten

THE MISSION OF FLORIDA VPK
To ensure that all children are intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially ready to enter school and ready to learn, fully recognizing the crucial role of parents as their child's first teacher

VPK at CCJA

For more details about skills and development focus, along with fees for before and after care, visit the Fours/VPK page.

VPK brochureABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) legislation was signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush on January 2, 2005. This law created a program to prepare every Florida four-year-old for kindergarten and build a strong foundation for their continued educational success.

The VPK program will provide each child the opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life with quality programs that include high literacy standards, accountability, appropriate curricula, substantial instruction periods, manageable class sizes and qualified instructors.

Florida recognizes that parents are children’s first teachers and build their language and literacy skills by reading with them regularly, giving them a love for reading and books. So do not overlook the wonder and achievements your child will experience in the Voluntary Prekindergarten program – share and support his or her learning experience.

For more detailed information about the program, view Florida's brochure for parents about the VPK program, or visit the Department of Education's website.

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3266 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Hours of Operation

6:30am to 6:00pm
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Tel. 904.928.1069

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