Registration For Osceola School District’s Prekindergarten (VPK) Program To Open February 15, 2021
Osceola County parents with a child who will be four years old by September 1, 2021, are invited to register him or her beginning February 15, 2021, for the Osceola School District's 2021-2022 free Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK). VPK prepares Osceola County's littlest learners for success, as research continues to show that children who attend high-quality preschool do better when they enter kindergarten, which can make a big positive difference in future years.
Highlights of Osceola School District's VPK program include: --Half-day FREE instructional program--Full-day instructional program available in some locations for a fee --Loving environments with a low student-to-teacher ratio --Qualified, experienced instructors --Research-based literacy and math programs --Computers in every classroom --Health and safety measures in place, such as plexiglass dividers at tables, individual sets of materials, masks, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, and eating in the classrooms --Dual Language program at selected sites --Chess at all sites
Parents must first apply online to receive a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition. Parents must complete an online application and upload required documents at https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/. Parents needing the certificate may also visit the Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C) Office, located at 2220 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Unit #7 in Kissimmee, Mondays - Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Once the certificate has been obtained, parents can then apply online beginning February 15, 2021, for a VPK seat at one of the Osceola School District sites. For information on how to apply and at what schools the VPK program will be offered, parents should visit https://www.osceolaschools.net/vpk. For questions, please contact the Osceola School District’s Early Childhood Education Center at 407-870-4911.