VPK Summer School
What is VPK?
VPK is the Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Education Program designed to give children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their reading, math, language, social, and life skills. Children who participate in VPK are more likely to be successful in school. If you live in Florida, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program at approved providers.
Instruction and Curriculum for Summer VPK
Our VPK program uses a hands on multi-sensory approach to learning and cognitive development. Children learn in an active and exploratory environment which encourages critical thinking skills, promotes social awareness, facilitates social relationships and fosters independence. Programs include guest speakers and field trips.
Benefits of Early Education and the VPK Program
The most important growth and development in the brain happens by the age of five. Structured early learning fosters these abilities for later success in school and in life. Pre-K prepares children to be ready for school. Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness tests and have better social skills and fewer
once they enter school. They are also better prepared for Kindergarten, especially in the areas of pre-reading, pre-math and social skills. VPK promotes a love of learning in children. VPK enhances what a child learns at home and instills a love of life-long learning.
Dates and Times for Summer VPK
Summer VPK program consists of 300 hours of FREE instruction and runs from June through August. VPK Summer hours are: Monday through Friday – 8:30 to 4:30 PM. Pre-care for Summer VPK runs from 7:00am – 8:30am Summer VPK aftercare runs from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Please note that summer VPK wrap-around service hours are not the same as full year VPK wrap-around service hours.
Who is Eligible for Summer VPK?
Children who turn 4 years of age by September 1st are eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK Program.