Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment



The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a free prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds who reside in Florida and were born on or before September 1st of each program year.

To be eligible for VPK, you must submit a complete application, including the documents below:

  • For the 2017-2018 program year, children living in Florida must have been born between September 2, 2012 and September 1, 2013.

vertical_bar How to Enroll:

  1. Families will need to have or will need to set up, a working email address. (Gmail and Yahoo offer free accounts, but you are responsible for your password).
  2. Start the registration process by clicking on the red button below.


vertical_bar What Parents Need to Enroll:

  • Access to the Internet and a scanner.
  • Your child’s Social Security number.
  • One proof of current residency: driver’s license, utility bill, or paystub.
  • One proof of your child's age: birth certificate, passport, shot records or military ID.

Families will need to separately scan and submit supporting age and residency documents in PDF format.

CLICK HERE for a list of eligible VPK Providers.

After reviewing the application and supporting documents, ELC staff will email families their Certificate of Eligibility within five (5) business days. Families must then print the certificate and take it to the provider of their choosing, or they may email it directly to the provider.

red_arrowDon't have access to a computer or scanner to enroll your child online?  No problem!!!!!  Families may visit  any ELC Office during walk-in hours (Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm) to use our computers and scanners.



vertical_bar Additional Links & Information:

Early Learning Coalitions across Florida are partnering with Florida Pre-Paid College Savings Plan to promote enrollment of your VPK child into this program now and have their college paid for before graduation! Click the image below for more information.


vertical_bar Important Links:

vertical_bar VPK Readiness Rates:

Readiness Rates are determined by a series of assessments given to public kindergarten students in the first 30 days of Kindergarten.

vertical_bar Providers on Probation:

Providers On Probation (POP) are those who fall below 70% of children scoring "Ready" on the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS). The minimum rate is adopted by the State Board of Education.



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