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CENTER

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CHILD CARE

 

NURTURE YOUR           CHILDS TALENTS....

The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program prepares four-year-olds for kindergarten.  This program, free to parents regardless of income, is offered at participating licensed private child care centers, accredited faith based centers, many public school and Head Start sites, as well as licensed family child care homes.  VPK provides four-year-olds with both self-management and emergent literacy skills, such as letter and sound recognition.  These skills are critical for future academic success.

If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program. Your child can attend one of the two programs offered annually. The school-year program includes 540 hours of instructional time and begins in August. The summer program consists of 300 instructional hours and can begin as early as May 1.

 

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Columbus Center Orlando

PRE-SCHOOL and CHILD CARE

is an approved provider of

VPK Voluntary Pre Kindergarden

The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County is a public/private partnership committed to ensuring all children enter school ready to learn.

What is VPK ?

VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program. If you live in Florida, and your child turns 4 four years of age by September 1, your child is eligible to participate in Florida's FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) education program.

 Highlights of the VPK Program

FREE for all children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1

 No registration fee

Parents may choose a participating private child care or public school provider

Early language and literacy focus

 Curriculum

Focuses on reading, writing and social skills

Prepares children to be ready for Kindergarten

 VPK Program Options

Option 1: school-year VPK - 540 instructional hours. School-year VPK

Option 2: summer VPK – 300 instructional hours. Summer VPK

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