Overview

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 elementary schools.  Students may participate in either a school-year 540-hour free VPK program or a summer 300-hour free VPK program, but not both. 

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:

Family Central, Inc.

(561) 653-2458

3111 South Dixie Highway, Suite 222

West Palm Beach, FL 33405

www.familycentral.org

How to Obtain a VPK Certificate- English

To learn more about the Palm Beach County School District VPK Programs, click on any of the green headings below.

  • VPK/Parent Fee Enrichment Program
  • VPK/Title I Enrichment Program

In these two models, VPK supports 3 free instructional hours (typically 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.) and all students in the VPK program are eligible to participate in the enrichment portion of the day (11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.).  The enrichment portion of the day is funded either by parent fees or by Title I Administration.

The morning VPK program and the afternoon enrichment program create a seamless 6-hour day.  The Department of Afterschool Programming provides afterschool services at some school sites.

For information about school locations, registration, and eligibility requirements, click

VPK/Parent Fee Enrichment Program Information

VPK/Title I Enrichment Program Information

2013-2014 School-year VPK Flyer - English

2012-2013 School-year VPK Flyer - Spanish

2012-2013 School-year VPK Flyer - Creole

During the school year, the District also offers a limited number of VPK partnership classes.  The VPK program collaborates with Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Migrant Education, Head Start and grantors to partially fund and support over 40 blended classrooms.

 

 

For information about school locations, registration, and eligibility requirements, click

VPK Partnership Program Information

Summer VPK is typically offered over a 40-day period during the summer from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Children are eligible if they are 4 years old and did not use a VPK Certificate during the 2013-2014 school year. All students requesting services will be given a space; however, seats will be limited at specific school sites. Specific school sites are subject to change based on student demand.

For information about school locations, registration, and eligibility requirements, click

2014 Summer VPK Information

For a detailed information flyer in English, Spanish or Creole, click

2014 Summer VPK Info flyer - English

2014 Summer VPK Info Flyer- Spanish

2014 Summer VPK Info flyer - Creole

 

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