Early Childhood Education Center

1200 Vermont Avenue St. Cloud FL 34769

Phone: 407-870-4911 / Fax: 407-870-4971

Mary Ann Rodriguez-Perez

Director

VPK School Year and Summer Program Models

School Year Program

540 instructional hours
Lead instructor must have training equal to a Child Development Associate credential or greater

Classes can have a maximum of 11 students with one lead instructor or a maximum of 20 students with a lead instructor and a paraprofessional.
Children in the VPK Program receive a high-quality learning experience with teachers who meet educational standards set by the state.
Children are prepared to be ready for kindergarten based upon the statewide kindergarten screening Curriculum enhances the age-appropriate progress of students in attaining the VPK Education Standards

Dual Language VPK

Children spend half the day learning in English and half the day learning in Spanish Children in this program apply for the K-5 dual language program at the school. The 2017-2018 sites for dual language instruction are Boggy Creek Elementary, Chestnut Elementary, East Lake Elementary, Kissimmee Elementary, Thacker Avenue Elementary for International Studies and Ventura Elementary.

Blended VPK

The Blended VPK classrooms are comprised of nine basic education students and nine exceptional education students.  The VPK students are role models for the students with special needs as they work and learn together.

ESE students are identified as having delays in development of cognitive, language, motor and/or social emotional skills.  The goal of the VPK program is to better prepare all students for Kindergarten while providing an inclusive environment.  This model is staffed with an ESE teacher and a VPK instructor (Child Development Associate).


Summer Program

300 instructional hours
Lead instructor must have be a teacher with a valid teaching certificate

Classes can have a maximum of 12 students with one lead instructor.
Children in the VPK Program receive a high-quality learning experience with teachers who meet educational standards set by the state.
Children are prepared to be ready for kindergarten based upon the statewide kindergarten screening Curriculum enhances the age-appropriate progress of students in attaining the VPK Education Standards

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