Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

Florida voters understand that what children learn today shapes their tomorrow and that the tomorrows of our children affect us all. That’s why they approved a 2002 ballot initiative for the state to fund a high-quality voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) for every 4-year-old in Florida. Florida’s FREE VPK program will give every child the chance to fulfill their potential and achieve their tomorrow.

All children living in Florida who turn 4 years old by September 1 of the current program year are eligible to participate. For more information about VPK, download the parent resources included below.

Celebrate your child’s first day of VPK!

Click here to learn more about our #1stDayVPK statewide campaign.

Need to Enroll Your Child in VPK?

Use the buttons below to enroll your child in VPK and check the acceptable proofs of eligibility.

VPK Parent Guide

Follow the the links below to download a copy of a valuable VPK resources provided by the Office of Early Learning. Brochures are provided in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

VPK Handbook

Parent Brochures

VPK for Children with Special Needs

One of the first states to offer free prekindergarten for all 4-year-olds, several years ago Florida introduced an option for parents of 4-year-old children with special needs called VPK Specialized Instructional Services (or VPK-SIS for short.)

Click below to visit the Florida Office of Early Learning’s resource page including Florida law, a VPK-SIS Fact Sheet, and more.