You are guiding Florida’s future.
Every day, you increase a child’s chances of graduating from high school, acquiring a college degree, and earning more money as an adult. The day-to-day role of educators like you is at the heart of a healthy society. That’s why we need you to participate in Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program.
Beginning in the fall of 2005, public, private, and faith-based providers started delivering the program statewide. Licensed private child care providers are eligible if they are accredited by a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation, currently hold a Gold Seal Quality Care designation, or can demonstrate their ability to meet the VPK requirements. Public school districts must be approved by the state. For more eligibility requirements, please click here. To learn more about becoming a VPK provider, download a brochure here in English, Spanish, or Creole.
Interested in participating in the VPK Program?
If you are interested in becoming a VPK contracted provider, please call us today! Call 850-747-5400 x139.
Approved VPK Curriculum & Information
Click here to visit the Division of Early Learning’s website that includes approved VPK curriculum.
VPK Programs for Children with Special Needs
Specialized Instructional Services Providers
In 2012-2013, a child who had a disability as evidenced by a current Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and was age-eligible for VPK became eligible for Specialized Instructional Services (SIS). The Department of Education approves SIS providers whose services meet statutory standards, maintains a list of approved providers, and notifies each school district and early learning coalition of the approved provider list. Click here for more resources on the Division of Early Learning’s website including Gardiner Scholarship information, resources, explanations of service, and more.
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