Register for Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program

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Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program, known as VPK, is a free educational program designed to prepare 4-year-old children for kindergarten and beyond.

Parents of young children who qualify for the program can enroll their children in either private child care centers or public schools. Parents can also choose from school year or summer programs.

In addition, parents of children with special needs have another option outside of the traditional classroom setting.

LAKE NONA — Who Qualifies for VPK?

Florida was one of the first states in the US to offer free kindergarten to all of the state’s 4-year-olds.

The only qualification is that children must live within the state of Florida on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year. If their fourth birthday falls Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 in a calendar year, parents can postpone enrolling their children in VPK that year and wait until the following year, when their child is 5 years old, if they choose.

LAKE NONA — March and April Registration for VPK

March and April is the time to register your 4- or 5-year-old in Amazing Explorers Academy’s VPK program, which is available at Amazing Explorers facilities, including the newest school soon to open in LAKE NONA .

The Amazing Explorers VPK program prepares children to succeed once they reach school age. Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs are known to develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness testing, and have improved social skills and fewer behavioral problems once they enter elementary school.

Children who participate in VPK programs also are better prepared for kindergarten, especially in the areas of pre-reading, pre-math, and socialization skills development.

LAKE NONA — Instilling a Lifelong Love for Learning

Amazing Explorers VPK program promotes a love of learning in children, even at the youngest ages. Our VPK curriculum enhances what children learn at home and promotes curiosity and a passion for knowledge.

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