• Navigating Pre-K Enrollment
     
  • 2024-2025 School Year
    The pre-application period opens December 1, 2023 at 6:00pm.

    2023-2024 School Year
    Limited spaces are still available for the current school year.
  • CCPS Pre-K is a high quality early childhood education program. The goal is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and beyond. Comprehensive resources are provided for social-emotional development, health and nutrition, and family engagement. Children and families who participate in CCPS Pre-K enjoy a variety of educational opportunities.

    WHY CHOOSE CCPS PRE-K?

    • Highly-Qualified Teachers with Florida Certification 
    • Age-appropriate curricula with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills
    • Staff to child ratio is 1 to 10 or lower


    WHAT ARE YOUR PRE-K OPTIONS?

    Full Day Head Start Pre-K Program (NO COST TO PARENTS)
    The Head Start program is available to children of disadvantaged families and requires pre-approval. This program is offered at multiple sites. Eligible children must turn 3 or 4 years old by September 1 of the current school year.

    • Children in foster care
    • Families experiencing homelessness or house sharing (living "doubled-up" due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason)
    • Families receiving public assistance (TANF, SSI, SNAP)
    • Families earning below the Federal Poverty Guideline


    Full Day VPK Program (combined with Parent Pay)

    The full day VPK program is limited to space availability and parents are responsible for additional fees. This program is offered at multiple sites. Eligible children must turn 4 years old by September 1 of the current school year.

    • Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis


    Half Day VPK at Sabal Palm Elementary School (NO COST TO PARENTS)

    The half day VPK program is limited to space availability and offers 3-hour morning and afternoon sessions.

    • Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis


    Services available for children with disabilities

    Complete the referral form for Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resource System (FDLRS) to request a free developmental screening at  https://islandcoast.fdlrs.org/child-find/referral-form or call - (239) 337-8199.


    QUESTIONS?

    CALL:  (239) 377-0590
    EMAIL:  prek@collierschools.com

     

  • STEP 1

    COMPLETE PRE-APPLICATION

    NEW FAMILIES

    FAMILIES THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED TO CCPS PRE-K

     
    STEP 2

    RECEIVE CONTACT FROM CCPS PRE-K REPRESENTATIVE

    • You will receive a phone call or email from a representative of the Collier County Public Schools Pre-K Office.

    • If your child is eligible for Head Start, you may be invited to an in-person meeting.

    If you are told that a Pre-K spot is available for your child, proceed to Step 3 below.

    STEP 3

    APPLY FOR CERTIFICATE FROM EARLY LEARNING COALITION

    • Apply online: Click here

    • Apply in person in Naples:
      3050 N. Horseshoe Drive, Unit 231

    • Apply in person in Immokalee:
      RCMA Bldg. C, 402 W. Main Street
     
    STEP 4

    PROVIDE CERTIFICATE TO CCPS

    • Once you receive the certificate from Early Learning Coalition, provide it to your CCPS Pre-K contact.

    After receiving Pre-K acceptance letter from Collier County Public Schools, complete Step 5 below.

    STEP 5

    COMPLETE CCPS REGISTRATION

    • Apply online: click here

    • Receive confirmation of enrollment and student ID

    WELCOME TO CCPS!