Voluntary Prekindergarten

  • VPK Application Period for the 2018-19 School Year

    Jan. 22 to Feb. 2, 2018

    Apply during the Application Period at reservation.pcsb.org.

    Get help applying. Attend LEAP into Pre-K.

    Questions about VPK? Call 727-588-6513

    Make sure to get a Certificate of Eligibility voucher from the Early Learning Coalition at elcpinellas.net/register-for-vpk 
    Interested in Summer VPK? Learn more here.
    VPK Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a free, state-funded program designed to prepare children for kindergarten. Children must be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1 of the school year in which they are enrolling.

    Guided by the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for 4 year olds, the program provides developmentally appropriate activities in literacy, language, science, social studies, math, health and safety, art and music.

    Developing the skills children need to become strong readers improves their chances of being successful in school. Most classes have 18 to 20 students and are staffed with a certified teacher and a child development associate. Some classes are blended to include students with exceptional student education services. Follow your child’s development using the FOURS Child Development Checklist & Tips booklet. For more information, please read the VPK Parent Guide.