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Welcome to the Early Childhood Program 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.

                                                         

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.

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.

The online application is now open for the 2021-2022 school year!

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

Early Childhood Automated Information Line: 407-317-3330

2021-2022 VPK Registration

Schools will begin accepting VPK Eligibility Certificates from families with students currently enrolled at their school the week of March 1-5, 2021. If class capacity is reached by the end of that week, schools will accept Certificates to be placed on the wait list.

Schools will begin accepting VPK Eligibility Certificates from parents of students zoned for their school from March 8, 2021 through April 2, 2021 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.

Tentative list of schools offering Full Day VPK programs for the 21-22 school year.
Tentative 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.


Summer VPK Program

300 Instructional Hours

Tentative Summer Schedule
Location: Washington Shores Primary Learning Center 
Monday through Friday

Dates:June 2, 2021 - July 26, 2021
Student Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer VPK is an option for any child that turned four years of age by September 1 of the current school year and did not previously participate in the school year VPK program.

Parents must apply online to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. 

The following location will be hosting Summer VPK 2021:

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

Click here for additional information on 2021 Summer VPK options. 

Haga clic aquí para obtener información adicional sobre las opciones de VPK de verano de 2021 en español.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click here for answers to commonly asked questions.

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!

Welcome to Kindergarten Booklet

Welcome to Kindergarten Booklet Spanish

Welcome to Kindergarten Booklet Creole

Welcome to Kindergarten Booklet Portuguese

 

Pamela Clark
Senior Administrator, Early Childhood
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Kimberly Peña-Rodriguez
Program Coordinator
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