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 high-quality Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) for every 4-year-old child 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.

Need to Enroll Your Child in VPK?

Use the red button below to enroll your child in VPK, and check under the heading “Helpful Parent Forms and Information” for the acceptable proofs of eligibility. If you need assistance applying, click below on the blue button (“Need help applying?) for an informational guide.

VPK Handbook

Parent Brochures

VPK for Children with Special Needs

As one of the first states to offer free prekindergarten for all 4-year-old children 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.