The Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) is a free program for Florida residents designed to prepare 4-year-olds for kindergarten, to help build the foundation for their educational success. VPK program provides a play-based learning experience that supports the development of early literacy, executive functioning, and social emotional skills.  According to the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener, children who participate in VPK are better
prepared for success in school.

Parents have the option to enroll in a school-year program that consists of three or more hours a day instruction, or a summer program that is a full day. We also offer Specialized Instructional Services, which takes place outside a traditional classroom setting to assist 4-year-olds with special needs.


Free for all 4-year-olds in Florida


No registration fees


Parents choose where their child learns


Focus on reading,
writing and social skills

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2536 Countryside Blvd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Annual Report

Annual Report

Processes and Procedures

A. Placements

I. General: 

  1. Appointment Phone Script and Process
  2. BG1-11 Outreach and Enrollment Process
  3. Placement 30-30 Plan
  4. Browsing
  5. Keying Placements
  6. Sib-Adds
  7. Interview Flow
  8. Terms and Conditions in the Family Portal Account

II. Waitlist:

III. CCAA Process:

B. Enrollments


I. Processing Redeterminations: 

II. Rejections for Redeterminations:

III. Other/General Redetermination Information:

D. Reestablishment Periods/Reviews

E. Transfers

F. Suspended Enrollments

G. Coalition Transfers

H. Social Security

I. SR Plus-Local Funding