If you have a child who will be turning four years old, you want to get information about VPK, which is a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. The program is free to everyone, regardless of your family income, and is aimed at helping children to be prepared to enter kindergarten.
Sending your child to VPK in Volusia County is not mandatory, but many people do take advantage of the opportunity. The part time program will help your child get ready for attending kindergarten full time. The program is for children who were born on or before September 1st. You will have the ability to choose which place you want to send your child to for VPK, choosing from a list of approved providers.
Before choosing a provider, take a tour of a few places to see what the program is like and what they offer. Take a look at the setting your child will be learning in, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Ask to tour when the program is in session, so that you can really see what is going on, rather than simply seeing empty classrooms. There are several VPK options in Volusia County, including a school year program, a summer program, and a transferring program.
The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia County administers the VPK program in the area. For more information about how to get registered with the VPK program in Volusia County, click here.