How Do I Register My Child For VPK?
All VPK registration is done entirely online. Click here.
The Statewide Family Portal will be used to apply for VPK. The how-to videos are available by accessing link(s) below were created by the Florida Office of Early Learning. As new guides and training videos are developed and made available, we will add these to our website for your convenience. If you need additional assistance with the new statewide Family Portal, please feel free to contact ECS at 904-726-1500, and ask for the VPK Department.
Typically, the state opens registration on January 1 for the next program year.
If your child was born between September 2, 2011, and September 1, 2012, they are eligible to participate in either the 2016-2017 School Year Program (540 hours) or the 2017 Summer Program (300 hours).
If your child was born between September 2, 2012, and September 1, 2013, they are eligible to participate in either the 2017-2018 School Year Program (540 hours) or the 2018 Summer Program (300 hours).
No computer, scanner, and/or smartphone? Call our Central Office (Jacksonville) at 904-726-1500, and ask for the VPK department to schedule an appointment.
***NOTE: Once your child has enrolled in kindergarten, they are no longer eligible to participate in the VPK program.***
VPK Parent Handbook: This handbook provides further information about the VPK program, as well as your Rights & Responsibilities as a VPK parent.
VPK Parent Guide: This guide provides information about the VPK program for parents of eligible children.
It’s Ok to Play in VPK: This brochure will tell you about all the things your child should be learning while in the VPK program.
Fact Sheet for Families – What Families of Preschool Children with Special Needs Should Know about the Summer Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program (Click Here)