Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
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.