Why Florida’s Free Voluntary Prekindergarten Is a Big Deal

The state of Florida was the first in the nation to offer free voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) to every 4- and 5-year-old child residing in the state. Parents can send their child to the public or private school, early childhood learning center, or day care center of their choice and the state will pay for it. So why is VPK such a big deal? And why are Florida children lucky to be able to take advantage of this incredible free benefit? Oviedo and Lake Nona Day Cares — Benefits of VPK Scientific studies have shown that the most important time for

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Does Your Child Qualify for Florida’s Free Prekindergarten Program?

  The state of Florida was one of the first in the country to offer free pre-kindergarten for all of its resident children. The criteria for qualification for Florida’s free VPK program is very simple: Your child has to reside in the state and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year to be eligible. Plus, if your child’s 4th birthday falls between Feb. 2 and Sept 1 in the calendar year, you can postpone enrolling your child in VPK if you want and wait until the following school year, when your child is 5

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What Is Florida’s VPK Program and How Does It Work?

In the state of Florida, every 4 and 5-year-old child is entitled to attend the preschool of their choice — either public or private — where they can participate in a free pre kindergarten program designed to give them study skills they can use throughout their academic career and beyond. The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program represents an innovative commitment on the part of the state to give its youngest students a chance to excel at academics and into their professional careers. Oviedo Day Cares — Early Start on Excellence Childhood development researchers tell us that the most important growth and

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Back to School Season is Officially Underway

For parents with older children, every year it seems like the “Back to School” ads start earlier and earlier in the summer. Before the July 4th fireworks are even finished, parents are bombarded with reminders that soon it will be time to send the kids back to school. Oviedo Day Care — For New Parents, It’s All Brand New But for many parents who have young children, this year’s late summer tradition may be their first experience with school supplies sales, school uniforms fittings, and other back to school season since they were children themselves. This is especially true for

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What Is Florida VPK and How Does It Work?

The state of Florida believes that its children are its future. Every boy and girl in the state who is  four or five years old is entitled to free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) at the school or child care facility of their choice. Lake Nona Day Care — Investing in Our Future The purpose of VPK is to give every child in Florida the learning skills they need to succeed in school for the rest of their academic career. The foundational skills children learn in VPK will help them continue to learn better as they make their way through grade school,

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Should You Choose Summer or Fall for Your FREE VPK at Amazing Explorers?

The state of Florida’s voluntary pre-kindergarten program pays for every child aged 4- and 5-years old to participate in a state-sponsored education program at an accredited facility such as Amazing Explorers. But parents have a choice whether to send their children to the free VPK program at Amazing Explorers during the regular school year or during the summer session. There are benefits to both. VPK Is Free to All Children Unlike other state-funded programs, there are no prerequisites that limit which children can benefit from this free program. Every child, regardless of where in Florida they live or their family’s

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