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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. 6352237

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


The applications can be accessed in English, Spanish and Creole.


School Year VPK Program

 540 Instructional Hours ​

2015-2016 VPK Fall Registration

The VPK registration process has changed for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents will have to 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://vpkcp.floridaearlylearning.com/.

Schools are now accepting VPK applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  Your child must be four (4) on or before September 1, 2015 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.

OCPS School Enrollment Information - English

OCPS School Enrollment Information - Spanish

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 a listing of schools offering VPK for the 15-16 school year.


 Below find a listing of OCPS sites with the most openings in their VPK programs.  Listings are subject to change daily depending on student enrollment. Please contact the school directly for availability. 

Half Day Schools
Phone Number
Full Day Schools
Phone Number
Avalon ES
Catalina ES
Camelot ES
Grand Ave Primary Learning Center
Clay Springs ES
Washington Shores Primary Learning Center
Independence ES
Keene’s Crossing ES
Lockhart ES
Lovell ES
Spring Lake ES
Tildenville ES





 Kindergarten Registration begins

May 2015 

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



Shana Rafalski
Director, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Katie O'Hara
Early Childhood
(407) 250-6260 Ext. 6352255

Kimberly Peña-Rodriguez
VPK Program Coordinator
Early Childhood
(407) 250-6260 Ext. 6352237

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

Arlene Rosa
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.

See the attached current listing of OCPS sites with openings in their VPK programs.  Listings are subject to change daily
 depending on student enrollment.

  Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Fast, easy ONLINE sign up! See the attached flyer for information.