FLORIDA’S VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
Listed below are all the necessary polices, procedures, and documents. If you have any questions not addressed here (i.e. ECS VPK Provider Manual), please contact the VPK department.
VPK Assessment Kit Ordering Information
ALL VPK providers are required to administer VPK Assessment for each program type that they offer, and then record the data by the given deadlines on the Bright Beginnings website. AP 1 and 3 are required for ALL providers. AP 1, 2, and 3 are required of POP VPK providers that have chosen the Staff Development Plan. Providers that fail to meet deadline requirements will place the future of their VPK program eligibility in jeopardy, including not being able to offer the VPK program for five years. Ordering is done here through Bright Beginnings. If you are a new VPK provider offering VPK for the first time, or have recently undergone an ownership change, you will need to request a Provider ID by using the ‘contact us’ link on the Bright Beginnings home page. You must have a provider ID to register your classrooms.
VPK Assessment administration and submission guidelines per rule 6M-8.620:
“Assessment Period One” (AP1) is the first 30 calendar days of the VPK class schedule beginning with the first VPK instructional day and including non-instructional days. VPK Assessment data for AP1 shall be entered and submitted by VPK providers (or the school district on behalf of their public schools) on Bright Beginnings within 45 calendar days of the first day of each VPK class schedule.
“Assessment Period Three” (AP3) is the last 30 calendar days of the VPK class schedule ending on the last VPK instructional day and including non-instructional days. VPK Assessment data for AP3 shall be entered and submitted by VPK providers (or the school district on behalf of their public schools) on Bright Beginnings no later than 15 calendar days after the last day of each VPK class schedule.
Click here for more information from the Office of Early Learning.
|OEL-VPK 10, 11 A and B Instructions click here and Helpful Hints click here (please have these documents on hand when completing these documents)|
|*OEL-VPK 10 (Provider Application)|
|*OEL-VPK 11A (Class Registration Application-Instructors)|
|*OEL-VPK 11B (Class Registration Application-Calendars)|
|*VPK Classroom Capacity form (please indicate all classroom capacities here)
This form must be submitted with initial registration paperwork and anytime you wish to modify classroom capacities.
|*VPK Summer Calendar (2016) (click here)
*VPK School Year Calendar Worksheet (’16-’17)
|VPK Provider Contract with Attachments|
|VPK Instructor Change Form (updated 03-31-13)
This form must be submitted with all applicable fields completed and all applicable supporting documentation in order to be considered for processing and approval.
|All forms marked with a * must be submitted with initial registration paperwork.|
Blank Attendance Roster (Please submit this roster ONLY if you mistakenly left a child off your VPK roster. If, for whatever reason, you have not received a classroom roster, please contact the VPK department.)
VPK Payment Correction Request (updated 10-21-10)
VPK Child Termination Form
Substitute Instructor form, tracking sheet & policy (updated 12-12-12)
VPK Classroom Closure Form
Helpful Parent Materials
Please check back periodically for updated forms and information.