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VPK-Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten English & Spanish

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Parent Information / Items required

  • The VPK Application along with your child`s proof of age, (i.e. original birth certificate, original shot record, passport) and proof of your residency, (i.e. current drivers license, utility bill), are required to complete the VPK application process.

VPK Certificates may be received at one of the following addresses:

  • Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc.

15506 County Line Road
Spring Hill, FL 34610
727-233-8291 Phone
727-857-0150 Fax

  • Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc.

Dade City Business Center
15000 US Hwy 301
Dade City, FL 33523
352-834-0052 Phone
352-521-9855 Fax
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education (VPK) program was created in 2005 to prepare every four-year-old for kindergarten and continued educational success. The VPK program helps each child build a strong foundation through the use of developmentally appropriate curricula with an emphasis on early literacy skills. Highlights of the VPK program include manageable class sizes, program accountability and increased instructor credentials.

VPK Curriculum

Programs must offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the VPK Education Standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

VPK Providers

  • VPK providers must meet the minimum requirements outlined in Florida law.
  • All primary instructors must have specialized training equivalent to a Child Development Associate to teach during the school year program, or a Bachelor's degree to teach during the summer program.

The administrator of a private program must hold a VPK Director's Credential. In addition, the provider must be either accredited by an approved accrediting association, hold a Gold Seal Quality Care designation, or be licensed under the appropriate law.

Information in Spanish, please click on the link below.

http://www.phelc.org/downloads/vpk/VPK%20Brochure%20Spanish.pdf

VPK Certificates may be received at one of the following addresses:El programa

  • Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc.

15506 County Line Road
Spring Hill, FL 34610
727-233-8291 Phone
727-857-0150 Fax

l programa de Prekindergarten voluntario

Prekindergarten Voluntario (VPK, Voluntary Prekindergarten) fue creado en 2005 para preparar a todos los niños de cuatro años para el kindergarten y para el éxito educativo continuo. El programa VPK ayuda a los niños a construir una base sólida mediante el uso de planes de estudio adecuados para su desarrollo, con énfasis en la alfabetización temprana. Algunos aspectos sobresalientes del programa VPK incluyen el número de alumnos por clase, la responsabilidad del programa y el aumento en las acreditaciones de los instructores.

El programa VPK ha recibido altas calificaciones en las encuestas de satisfacción de los padres, donde la gran mayoría de las familias se ha declarado muy satisfecha con el programa. El estado ha analizado la información del programa y ha determinado que entre más tiempo pasan los niños en programas VPK de calidad, mejor preparados están para el kindergarten.

El programa ha tenido mucho éxito porque Florida reconoce que los padres son los primeros maestros de los niños. La asociación entre las familias y los proveedores de VPK es la piedra angular del programa.

El programa VPK es GRATIS para todos los niños con cuatro años cumplidos al 1 de septiembre del año del programa. No hay requisitos de

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