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To be eligible to participate in Orange County Public Schools' Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program your child must be 4 years of age by September 1 of the current school year, and reside in Orange County.

Please note the following:
  • All VPK registration MUST be completed ONLINE on computer or smart phone at: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com

  • The VPK application is available in ALL languages.

  • For questions regarding your online application, please call Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C) at (407) 522-2252.

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2024-2025 VPK Registration

During the week of March 4, 2024 families with students currently enrolled and zoned at schools offering VPK will be given priority to enroll in the VPK program for the 2024-2025 school year.

Open enrollment for all zoned students begins March 11, 2024. Open enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis for zoned students.

Parents/Guardians must provide the VPK Certificate of Eligibility along with the current proof of residence to conditionally secure placement in the program. To obtain your VPK Certificate of Eligibility, please visit: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com.

In addition to the VPK Eligibility Certificate, all required documents needed for Orange County Public Schools must also be submitted to ensure your child's VPK enrollment. Select link to access the OCPS Registration Packets webpage.

Students will receive priority at their zoned school. If there are spaces available after all zoned children have been accepted, then students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note: The maximum enrollment is 20 students per class as required by the State. If a school has reached the maximum enrollment, then request to be placed on their wait list.

In order for a child to attend a full day Title I/VPK program, they must reside in a Title I school attendance zone.

For additional information, visit the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County website at www.elcoc.org.

Tentative Schools Offering the VPK Program 2024-2025

2023-2024 VPK Registration

Parents/Guardians must provide the VPK Certificate of Eligibility along with the current proof of residence to conditionally secure placement in the program. To obtain your VPK Certificate of Eligibility, please visit: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com.

In addition to the VPK Eligibility Certificate, all required documents needed for Orange County Public Schools must also be submitted to ensure your child's VPK enrollment. Select link to access the OCPS Registration Packets webpage.

Students will receive priority at their zoned school. If there are spaces available after all zoned children have been accepted, then students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note: The maximum enrollment is 20 students per class as required by the State. If a school has reached the maximum enrollment, then request to be placed on their wait list.

In order for a child to attend a full day Title I/VPK program, they must reside in a Title I school attendance zone.

For additional information, visit the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County website at www.elcoc.org.

 

Schools Offering the VPK Program 2023-2024

Summer VPK 2024

ENROLLING SOON!

Summer VPK is an option for any child that turned four years of age by September 1st of the current school year and did not previously participate in the 2023-2024 school year VPK program. Students attend Summer VPK the summer before entering Kindergarten.

Summer VPK - 300 instructional hours

Dates: Friday May 31 - Wednesday July 24, 2024 (closed Fridays beginning with Friday June 24 and also closed 4th of July week)

Student Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

School: Washington Shores Primary Learning Center
              2500 Bruton Blvd Orlando, FL 32805
              (407) 250 - 6260 

Parents/Guardians must provide the VPK Certificate of Eligibility.  To obtain your VPK Certificate of Eligibility, please visit: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com.

Contact Info

Pamela Clark
Senior Administrator, Early Childhood
407-317-3200 Ext. 200-4611
[email protected]

Kimberly Peña-Rodriguez
Program Coordinator
407-317-3200 Ext. 635-2263
[email protected]

Early Childhood Automated Information Line
407-317-3330

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