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Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

The VPK program is a free program for Florida's families. Participating in VPK gives parents an opportunity to help their children reach their full potential. High quality pre-k increases a child's chances of succeeding in school and earning more as adults. VPK is free for all children four years old on or before September 1 of the program year. There are no income requirements to be eligible for VPK.








VPK Enrollment


If you live in Florida and your child turned 4 years old on or before September 1, your child is eligible for the VPK program.


  • School Year Program - 540 instructional hours.

  • Class sizes are not to exceed 11 students when there is a single lead instructor or up to 20 students with a lead instructor and an assistant.

  • Instructors must have a minimum of a Florida Child Care Professional Credential.


Enrollment Requirements

1) Parents should complete a VPK application online at or at your nearest ELC Offices.

2) Upload or bring the child's original birth certificate, passport, or immunization record signed by a physician.

3) Upload or bring Proof of Florida Residency (e.g. electric bill, lease, driver's license, or pay stub with address)



You may also contact a Family Resource Advisor at the Early Learning Coalition for more information at:


Early Learning Coalition of SW Florida

3050 N. Horseshoe Dr, Unit 231

Naples, FL

Hours: 7 am - 5 pm - Mon - Fri

Phone: 239-213-1137

            VPK Brochure

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