VPK Program

Free VPK Program

Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) is a free educational program created to prepare every 4 year-old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success.


Register NOW! VPK Registration must be on or before 09/01/2022.

Don’t Miss Out on VPK – The school year program will be available to ALL children who live in the State of Florida and are 4 years old.

VPK Programs
Voluntary Pre-K is FREE.

Program hours are 8:30 am – 11:30 am

VPK Program
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VPK Program
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VPK Program

What is the program? 

The Voluntary Pre-kindergarten program is designed to prepare Florida’s children for kindergarten and develop the skills they need to become good readers and successful students. It includes standards for literacy skills, strict accountability, appropriate curricula, substantial instruction periods, manageable class sizes and qualified instructors. The school-year program consisting of 540 instructional hours. The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. is administering the Voluntary Pre-kindergarten program at the local level which includes registering child care providers and providing applications and information to parents.

What are the steps for these services: 

Visit browardchildcare.org go to resources for parents, new VPK or school readiness applications. Create your own portal. VPK is a free education for children who live in Florida and will be 4 on or before September 1st.


The School Year 2022-2023 VPK Program will be available to ALL children who live in the State of Florida and are 4 years old on or before 09/01/2022. Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program or VPK is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-olds for kindergarten and beyond.

Please go to the Early Learning Coalition webpage: https://www.elcbroward.com. Go to Parent Portal, apply for VPK, and you can start your registration process. As soon as you receive your Voucher, you may bring it into the office so that we can save your child’s spot in our preschool. Should you have any questions in that regard, you may contact ELC of Broward at (954)377-2188

Please keep in mind that there is an unlimited number of eligibility certificates available. Any child eligible for the above programs will receive a certificate. Please note that the VPK Application and Enrollment Eligibility process is continuous. There will be additional application sites and schedules in the future.

Please check the website periodically browardchildcare.org for updated information or call the VPK Hotline.

kidsWhat to bring for registration

Before you go to register your child to any of the VPK sites, make sure you have the application properly filled out. Bring your child’s birth certificate and proof of Florida residency, such as a utility bill.

Our VPK students can add and read! 90% of graduates are placed in high achievers and gifted programs

Ready To Get Started? Contact Us Now

Let us take care of your child care needs by either registering online or contact us to schedule a visit to our facility. We would love to have you!