Voluntary Prekindergarten

Register your child for free prekindergarten services. VPK is available to all Florida 4-year-olds and even some 5-year-olds.

Benefits of VPK

Prepares children for kindergarten

Small class sizes

Qualified teachers

It's free!

Research shows that when learning is part of a game, fun activity, or everyday routine, information sticks longer. Through Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program, children have the opportunity to learn all developmental domains through play. The eight domains include: Physical Health, Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Emergent Literacy, Mathematical and Scientific Thinking, Social Studies and The Arts, and Motor Development. 

VPK is free instruction available to all 4-year-old children. The Division of Early Learning provides funding to Early Learning Coalitions like us to help prepare your child for school. You may choose from a variety of providers who participate in the program, based on your child’s needs.

Please visit the Division of Early Learning’s website to learn more about the VPK program in general.

The VPK SIS (Specialized Instructional Services) program is for a child who has a disability (with a current Individual Education Plan) and who is age-eligible for VPK. The program takes place outside a traditional classroom setting.
Learn more about the process and applications needed.

If you have specific concerns, please contact us by emailing childcare@elcfv.org or by calling us at 386-323-2400 and press 2. We will be more than happy to help you find a VPK program in Flagler or Volusia that’s right for you or you can use our VPK Provider Search by clicking the button below.

How to Apply for Services

Click below to watch the video on how to apply for VPK services.