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Prekindergarten application period opens Jan. 18

Jan. 12, 2022

2022-23 Prekindergarten Apply Jan. 18-31

Pinellas County Schools offers a prekindergarten program for 3-year-olds and a free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program for 4-year-olds for three hours a day. The application period for Pre-K for 3-year-olds and VPK is Jan. 18-31.

During the application period, families can apply online for programs next school year at Parents will need to log back into the district’s Student Reservation System March 1-11 to accept an invitation.

The school district will be providng a Facebook Live/YouTube Live session to help families with application process.

The ABCs of PreK: Enrolling in Prekindergarten For 3 and 4 Year Olds
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19: Join us to find out about Prekindergarten and VPK opportunities. Early childhood education experts will be on hand to explain the application process and answer your questions.

Pre-K 3 is for children who will be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2022. For information about Pre-K 3, visit or call 727-588-6000 ext. 2184.

VPK is for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2022. Parents interested in VPK also need a Certificate of Eligibility (voucher) from the Early Learning Coalition. To get the certificate, visit the Early Learning Coalition website at If you have questions about the certificate, call 727-400-4411. For information about VPK, visit or call 727-588-6513.