Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school.VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.
If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program. Your child can attend one of the two programs offered annually. The school-year program includes 540 hours of instructional time and begins in August. The summer program consists of 300 instructional hours and can begin as early as May 1.
There are a number of private child care and public school providers offering the VPK program across Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. For information in Miami-Dade call (305) 373-3521 and for information in Monroe call (305) 296-5557.
Office Locations/SchedulesKey WestLocation: Professional Plaza, 1111 12th St., Suite 206Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday: Not open to publicSaturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm *Last Saturday of the MonthMarathonLocation: Co-location with Keys AHEC, Gulfside Village, 5800 Overseas Hwy., Suite 36Monday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pmWednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pmKey LargoLocation: Pink Plaza, 103400 Overseas Hwy., Suite 232Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday: Not open to publicSaturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm *Last Saturday of the Month
**NOTE: ALL OFFICES CLOSED DAILY FROM 12:00 – 1:00 FOR LUNCH