Voluntary Prekindergarten Enrollment


The Voluntary Prekindergarten Program – or VPK – is a free pre-kindergarten program for 4- and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida and were born on or before September 1 of each program year.
To be eligible for VPK, you must submit an application.
  • For the 2021 program year, children living in Florida must have been born between September 2, 2016 and September 1, 2017.




vertical_bar How to Enroll:

1. Families need to have 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 box below:

Parent Application Application Para Padres

vertical_bar What Parents Need to Enroll:‚Äč

  • CLICK HERE for a list of documentation needed to enroll your child in VPK
  • Please separately scan and submit supporting age and residency documents in PDF format
  • Eligible VPK providers:
Child Care Providers in Alphabetical Order Child Care Providers by Zip Code




After reviewing the application and supporting documents, ELC staff will process the VPK application. This process could take up to five (5) business days. Families must then print the certificate and take it to the provider of their choosing.

red_arrowIf you don't have access to a computer or scanner to enroll your child online, visit any ELC office during walk-in hours (Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm) to use our equipment.


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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.
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.

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