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Voluntary Prekindergarten (V.P.K.)
Kids & Company 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. The program is voluntary for children and providers. There are two programs to choose from: School Year Program – 540 instructional hours or Summer Program – 300 instructional hours.
The VPK program is Free for eligible children, regardless of family income. The Voluntary Prekindergarten program is designed to help Florida’s children to develop the skills they need to become good readers and successful students. Effective early childhood education affects more that just the first few years of learning; it sets the foundation for success throughout their lives.
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.