Classroom Guidelines


The VPK classroom is designed to be a home away from home for your child. You will see learning centers filled with interesting games and materials that will spark your child’s imagination and make learning fun. Each child needs to be in school on time every day so valuable learning experiences are not missed.

Calendar & Hours

VPK will operate according to the approved school district calendar from Aug. 10, 2021 through May 25, 2022. Daily school hours can differ from school to school, so contact your child’s school for specific hours.

Class Size Student Teacher Ratio

Ratios are 1 instructor to 11 children; class size will not exceed 20 children in the school year program and will not exceed 12 children for the summer program.

Dress Code

Children should be dressed in comfortable clothes, including closed-toe shoes, as defined in the OCPS Student Code of Conduct. Students will be participating in activities such as painting, outdoor learning experiences, sand and water activities, and cooking. Parents are encouraged to provide an extra set of clothes, including underwear, socks and shoes.


Please report all food allergies or special nutritional needs to your child’s teacher. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at VPK/Title I schools. Breakfast is before VPK starts and lunch is after the morning VPK block. Meals are not provided for the VPK half day programs. If you prefer to pack your child’s meals, please make sure they contain healthy selections. Parents
may donate snacks that meet the district standards, but this is not a requirement for the VPK Program.

Information regarding breakfast and lunch programs is located at:


Children may use the bathroom as needed throughout the day. Due to health and safety concerns, VPK staff members are not responsible for changing children should a toileting accident occur. The parent will be contacted if the child is not able to change his/her own clothes. Parents are required to provide current phone numbers in case of emergencies. Parents are encouraged to provide an extra set of clothes, including underwear, socks and shoes.