Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) at Skycrest
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a free, state-funded program that prepares children for kindergarten. Children must be 4 years old 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 skills children need to be strong readers improves their chances success 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 who receive exceptional student education services. Follow your child’s development using the FOURS Child Development Checklist & Tips booklet.
Questions about VPK? Call 727-588-6513
Apply for VPK for the 2021-2022 School Year
To attend VPK, all students must have a Certificate of Eligibility (voucher) from the Early Learning Coalition. Please visit www.vpkpinellas.net to apply for the voucher. Families must have the voucher when they enroll at the school. For information about the Certificate of Eligibility, please call the Early Learning Coalition at (727) 400-4411. Please note that VPK programs have limited availability.The 2021-2022 Application Process
Get your User ID and Password
Go to any nearby school to obtain a User ID and Password (if you don’t already have one for another child in your family). Make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Apply for a VPK seat
Log onto the Student Reservation System (SRS) at https://reservation.pcsb.org . Use any computer, including school computers to apply for a seat.
Enroll at the school
Schools will call if they have an opening. To enroll, bring your Certificate of Eligibility (voucher) and the following documents: birth certificate/proof of child’s age, Florida Certificate of Immunization (DH Form 680), physical examination certificate by a licensed examiner, and proof of residency (two forms of documentation required).
VPK is a free, 540 hour program during the school year that is available at many elementary schools. Students attend free for three hours each day, Monday through Friday.