How Orlando Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Can Positively Impact Your Child

Friday, September 18, 2015
In the past, we’ve talked about how Orlando daycare and child care can prepare your children for schooling later on, but how can Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) continue in furthering your children’s learning before kindergarten?
 

Learning Effectively

By understanding how to learn effectively, yourchild has an advantage in school. Our quality VPK provides your child with the best foundational education and the tools to understand how to learn and why learning is important. We teach your child how to learn effectively in a way that they are comfortable with.
 

How Orlando Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Can Positively Impact Your Child

Academic Head Start

Not only will your children be more prepared by knowing how to learn effectively, but they will also be more prepared for the curriculum of kindergarten. A quality VPK will help your child have better literacy and math skills to support learning down the road. It is often found that children with VPK experience perform better on standardized tests.


Advanced Skills

By attending a VPK program from a quality Orlando preschool, your children will have more advanced skills in areas such as following directions, problem-solving, and in social activities.
 
Kids & Company uses the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Assessment to monitor the progress of the your child as they develop important readiness skills. This assessment focuses on print knowledge, phonological awareness, mathematics, and oral language/vocabulary skills. Your child will be assessed at the beginning, middle and end of the school year to plan instructional activities that meet their needs.
 
To view our assessment, click here.
 

Kids & Company Orlando VPK Program

The VPK program is FREE for all four-year-olds born on or before September 1st of the program year who reside in the state of Florida.  The program has high quality standards that include: qualified instructors, age appropriate curricula with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills and manageable class sizes.
 
There are two programs from which to choose: School Year Program – 540 instructional hours or Summer Program – 300 instructional hours.
 
The Kids & Company VPK program includes free breakfast, lunch and snack. There is a 30-minute grace period before class and you can pick up your child as late as 1pm if enrolled in the morning program. The afternoon program is from noon to 4pm. There are special rates for the VPK program students if additional hours are needed. Proof of Florida residency, birth certificate or immunizations, child’s social security number and your driver’s license is all you need to enroll onsite.
 
Kids & Company offers so much more than the typical Orlando daycare. Free hot meals, free PM transportation, after school care until 7pm, and we even have the option for Saturday and night care at our Curry Ford location. With three locations around Orlando, there is a convenient location for you and your child. If you have any questions about our programs, including: infant care, childcare, voluntary prekindergarten (VPK), or after school programs, give us a call at (407) 227-1015.
Staff 9/18/2015

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