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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.

2022-2023 Application Submission Date: TBD

VPK School Year Program Dates: August 15, 2022 - June 2, 2023

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

Atlantic - Port Orange, FL

Blue Lake - Deland, FL

Discovery - Deltona, FL

Edgewater - Edgewater, FL

Enterprise - Enterprise, FL

Forest Lake - Deltona, FL

Friendship - Deltona, FL

Holly Hill - Holly Hill, FL

Indian River - Edgewater, FL

McInnis - Deleon Springs, FL

Orange City - Orange City, FL

Ormond Beach - Ormond Beach, FL

Palm Terrace - Daytona Beach, FL

Pierson - Pierson, FL

Read-Pattillo - New Smyrna Beach, FL

South Daytona - South Daytona, FL

Starke - Deland, FL

Sugar Mill - Port Orange, FL

Sunrise - Deltona, FL

Timbercrest - Deltona, FL

Turie T. Small - Daytona Beach, FL

Westside - Daytona Beach, FL

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.