The Department of Early Childhood Education

Providing and supporting quality programs for young children


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:

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