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Welcome to the Early Childhood Programs website. Our team is dedicated and committed to providing support, resources, and advocacy for the protection and continuance of developmentally appropriate and child-centered practices in the early childhood classroom environment.

We hope you find this site helpful and informative. If you do not find the information that you are looking for, please contact us at          

 407-250-6260 ext. 6352263


 To be eligible to participate in Orange County Public Schools' Voluntary Pre-K program your child must be 4 years of age by September 1 of the school year in which he or she would enroll, and you must reside in Orange County.


All VPK registration MUST be completed ONLINE on computer or smart phone at


The applications can be accessed in ALL languages.

The online application is open for the 2016-2017 school year. 

The online application for the 2017-2018 school year is now open.

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


Summer VPK Program 2017
300 Instructional Hours ​
​​Dates: June 5, 2017 through August 3, 2017 (closed Fridays beginning with Friday June 23rd and also closed 4th of July week)
Student Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm
 (different hours for the first and last day)
 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 school year VPK program.
Parents must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility by applying online.
The following location(s) will begin accepting Certificates of Eligibility for the Summer VPK Program 2017 on April 3, 2017.

​Washington Shores Primary Learning Center


 VPK Registration for the 2017-2018
Fall Registration
VPK registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin the week of March 13-17, 2017. Schools will begin accepting Certificates for enrollment on Monday March 13, 2017.
During the week of March 13th, families zoned for the school will be given priority. Out of zone families will be placed on a waitlist until
March 27, 2017. If space remains available, then out of zone students may be registered.
 Parents must pre-register for VPK approval online and will receive their issued Certificate approval via email. To receive a VPK Certificate of Eligibility parents must complete an online application and upload required documents.
Please contact the school directly for the most up to date information.
 School Year VPK Program
540 Instructional Hours ​
2016-2017 Registration


Parents must pre-register online and will receive their issued Certificate via email. ​
To receive a VPK Certificate of Eligibility parents must complete an online application and upload required documents at https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/.
Schools are now accepting VPK applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Your child must be four (4) on or before September 1, 2016 to be eligible.
Students living in a school zone will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.
You are required to bring your VPK Eligibility and Enrollment Certificate, child's proof of birth (such as a birth certificate) and an OCPS-accepted proof of residency (such as a deed, current lease, or tax exemption card). Click on the following links for the OCPS School Enrollment and Registration Information.
Please Note: The maximum enrollment is 20 students as required by the State. If a school has reached the maximum enrollment, then request to be placed on their waiting list.
Full day programs are exclusively for Title I schools. In order for a child to attend a VPK/Title I program, they must reside in either the school’s attendance zone or another Title I school attendance zone.


For additional VPK information, visit the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County website at www.elcoc.org.
Click HERE for the current listing of OCPS sites with openings in their VPK programs for the 16-17 school year. Listings are subject to change daily depending on student enrollment. Please contact the school directly for the most up to date information.




 Kindergarten Registration begins

May 2016 

Click HERE for information on registering your child for school. Check out the "Welcome to Kindergarten" Booklet for ideas and resources to make your child's year successful! 

Welcome to Kindergarten.pdf

Welcome to Kindergarten Booklet - Spanish




 Contact Information


Meg Bowen
Director, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
(407) 317-3200 Ext. 2002648

Katie Schwartz
Early Childhood
(407) 250-6260 Ext. 6352255

Kimberly Peña-Rodriguez
VPK Program Coordinator
Early Childhood
(407) 250-6260 Ext. 6352263

Polly Beebe
Instructional Resource Support 
Early Childhood
(407) 250-6260 Ext. 6352253

Kelly Dalsemer
Instructional Resource Support
Early Childhood
(407) 250-6260 Ext. 6352246
Jane Van Dyke
VPK Program Assistant
Activity Resource Center
(407) 250-6260 Ext. 6352236
Karen Neff
Instructional Resource Support
Community Alignment Project
Lockhart Elementary School
(407) 296-6440



 District Resource Team


Early Childhood
Automated Information Line




 For VPK Information

 Please Visit the Links Below


 Click HERE for details on how to locate your zoned elementary school and access a school directory.


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

  Now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. See the attached flyer for information.