The School District of Palm Beach County (District) participates in the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education program by offering both school-year and summer programs at select schools. Children enrolled in District VPK programs are eligible to participate in a variety of enrichment and partnership programs, depending on the school location.
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Eligibility
To enroll in VPK, a child must turn four on or before September 1 prior to entering Kindergarten and must obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility. Age eligible students may participate in either a school-year 540-hour free VPK program or a summer 300-hour free VPK program, but not both. For information on how to obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility, click How to Obtain a VPK Certificate.
Palm Beach County Parent Information
All VPK programs provide enriched educational experiences to ensure that children are ready to enter Kindergarten. Both public schools and private providers may offer VPK. For information about all VPK providers in Palm Beach County, contact/click: Family Central, Inc.; (561) 653-2458.