Voluntary Prekindergarten School Year Program

The VPK /​ Early Learning Initiative serves designated Title I schools and other areas of need  within our  school district. Designated schools offer VPK instruction with a full day program (typical elementary school day hours)  free to eligible families. Families must live in the designated school zone and complete the application and registration process at the school site.  Students must be 4 by September 1st of the current school year.  Families must obtain a valid Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties for enrollment and registration.

Transportation must be provided by the parent.

Families may apply for the Certificate of Eligibility online at Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia.

Application submission dates for the 2021-2022 Voluntary Prekindergarten School Year Program begins March 8, 2021.

VPK / Early Learning Initiative programs are currently offered at the following schools

**Atlantic

Blue Lake

Discovery

Edgewater

Enterprise

Forest Lake

Friendship

Holly Hill

Indian River

McInnis

Orange City

Ormond Beach

Palm Terrace

Pierson

Read-Pattillo

South Daytona

Starke

Sugar Mill

Sunrise

Timbercrest

Turie T. Small

Westside

Required registration documents include:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Current shot record (Florida Form 680)
  • current physical record (Florida Physical Form 3040)
  • 2 documents as proof of residency  in Volusia County school zone which clearly indicate parents'/guardians' names: (driver's license, copy of lease or rental agreement, property deed or utility bill. ) 
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Early Learning Coalition serving Volusia County
  • Approval letter from VPK Volusia County Schools district office confirming completion of Parent Interview application.

VPK/Title I classroom units are dependent upon sufficient student enrollment and the availability of federal funds for the new school year. VCS reserves the right to close classroom units in the event that enrollment and funding do not meet the required needs for each classroom.

School Board Policy 215 - Voluntary Prekindergarten Program Policy

School Board Policy 215 which describes the expectations of the district for families who enroll a child in the program. All school board policies can be found at the district's home page, click on School Board tab; click on School Board Policies; click on Board Docs.  The Student Code of Conduct is always in effect during the VPK program.