Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

  • The Marion County Public Schools Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Lottery is not yet open.

    In order to prepare for the opening of the lottery, please register for your child’s Certificate of Eligibility following the links below.


    VPK Registration

    Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program or VPK is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-olds for kindergarten and beyond. Children must live in Florida and be 4 on or before September 1 of the school year they enroll. Parents can choose from private child care centers or public schools and school-year or summer programs.  Parents whose children are born between February 2 and September 1 of the calendar year my postpone enrolling their 4-year-old until the following year when their child is 5.


    Registration open January 1, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year. 

    To register your child for VPK, simply visit the Family Portal at: 


    where you will create an account and complete the application process.


    Parents may also contact their local early learning coalition for additional information and assistance at:



Last Modified on January 9, 2020