Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

  • Collier County Public Schools Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Education Program is available to children ages four and five year-olds, born on or before September 1st, and reside in the state of Florida. CCPS is commited to achieving the goal of VPK, by offering children an enhanced and rewarding Early Learning experience that will give them the skills needed to succeed in Kindergarten and throughout their educational journey. District standards include:
    • Highly qualified State of Florida Certified Teacher
    • Age appropriate curricula with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills
    • Program meets or exceeds State Kindergarten Readiness Rate requirments
    • Staff to child ratio 1 to 10 or lower


    • Limited spaces available per site. See CCPS List below:


      VPK Full-Day (6.5 hours) Program

      Combines VPK Free 3-hour program with parent pay ($25 daily) for the duration of the academic school day.


      Please note: Half-day sessions are not available at these sites.


      Calusa Park Elementary   

      Corkscrew Elementary   

      Golden Terrace Elementary   

      Manatee Elementary

      Naples Park Elementary  
      Poinciana Elementary

      Osceola Elementary 

      Vineyards Elementary 

       VPK Free 3-hour Half-Day Program 
      Morning or afternoon sessions available. Please note: Full-day session is not available at this site.

       Sabal Palm Elementary    


    • Waitlists open annually in the month of December.  VPK Enrollment is on a first come first served basis. To place your child on our waitlist, email vpk@collierschools.com. You will receive confrimatiom within the following business day. Please include the following:  
      • School of choice
      • Child's full name
      • Date of Birth
      • Parent contact telephone number
    Families interested in VPK at Collier County Public Schools must first apply and obtain a Florida VPK Child Certificate of Eligibility (VPK Voucher) obtainable online at:

    Or locally at:

    Early Learning Coalition of SWFL
    3050 North Horseshoe Drive Suite#231
    Naples, FL 34104 • 239-213-1137
    Additional Information
    Please contact Collier County Public Schools Office of Early Learning
    Email vpk@collierschools.com  

    Telephone (239) 377-0092