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Highlights of the VPK Program
The VPK program is a program FREE for all four-year-olds born on or before September 1 each year who reside in Florida. The program has high quality standards that include:
- Qualified instructors
- Age appropriate curricula with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills
- Manageable class sizes
VPK Program Options
Parental choice is a priority; therefore, both private & public providers are available. VPK providers have flexibility in structuring the hours per day and days per week to meet the required instructional hours:
- School Year Program—540 instructional hours.
- Class sizes not to exceed 18 students; instructors must have a minimum of a Child Development Associate for the school year program.
To find Private VPK providers close to you, go to: www.elcofswfl.org - Click on Parents → Choose Voluntary PreK → Then Choose VPK Provider Search.
VPK SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES (SIS) The VPK Specialized Instructional Services (SIS) program allows VPK-eligible children with Individual Educational Plans (IEPs), and for whom instruction in a traditional VPK classroom environment may not be desired by the parent, to utilize VPK funding in a way to focus on the children’s individual special needs. For more information, read the Fact Sheet for Parents or call 239-377-0092.
Collier County VPK Program Options:
Sabal Palm Elementary School has three hour programs in the morning and in the afternoon. Everglades City School has a six hour program three days a week. There is no cost to parents for either of these programs. For more information, call (239) 377-0092.
VPK - Parent Pay
Poinciana Elementary School has a wrap-around full day program. There is a $25 per day cost to parents. The location of this program is subject to change annually. An after school program is available through the school at an extra cost. For more information, call (239) 377-0092.
For any child who did not attend VPK during the school year and will be attending kindergarten in August. For more information, call (239) 377-0092. Click here to view information about 2013 Summer VPK in English, Spanish, and Creole.
Tiny Titans Preschool at Golden Gate High School
This program follows the Collier County Public School District's calendar and operates daily from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm. The cost is $20.00 per day, plus your VPK voucher. For more information, call (239) 377-1730.
For more information about this program, located at 508 North 9th Street in Immokalee, please call (239) 658-7080.
Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation.
Click on the Play button (arrow) to see the 8 minute VPK promotional video.
Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida
A wealth of information about the Voluntary Pre-K program in Florida.
Visit the school district's Head Start website for information about registration and eligibility.
Marie Liebensohn, VPK Coordinator
Tel (239) 377-0510 • firstname.lastname@example.org