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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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2021-2022 VPK Registration

Schools are accepting VPK Eligibility Certificates from parents of students zoned for their school for VPK enrollment.  Due to COVID-19, please contact your zoned school to inquire if registrations will be held online or by appointment as some offices may be closed to the public.

Parents must pre-register online to receive their issued VPK Certificate of Eligibility via email at https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com.

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 waiting 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.

List of schools offering Full Day VPK programs for the 21-22 school year.
List of schools offering Half Day VPK programs for the 21-22 school year.

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

2022-2023 VPK Registration

During the week of February 28, 2022 families with students currently enrolled and zoned at schools offering VPK will be given priority to enroll in the VPK program for the 2022-2023 school year.

Open enrollment for all zoned students begins March 7, 2022. 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.

Due to COVID19, please contact your zoned school to inquire if registrations will be held online or in person as some offices may be closed to the public.

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.

Select link for the tentative list of schools offering Full Day VPK programs for the 2022-2023 school year.

Select link for the tentative list of schools offering Half Day VPK programs for the 2022-2023 school year.

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

Schools Offering Half-Day VPK Program

Schools Offering Full-Day Program

Summer VPK Program

NOW ENROLLING for the Summer VPK Program 2022

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 2021-2022 school year VPK program.  Students attend Summer VPK the summer before entering Kindergarten.

Summer VPK - 300 instructional hours
Dates: June 1 - July 26, 2022 (closed Fridays beginning with Friday June 10 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 must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility by applying online at: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Get 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!

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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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