Florida Voluntary Pre-K Program (VPK)

The Florida Voluntary Pre-K Program is a free, state-funded educational initiative that lays a strong foundation for Kindergarten. Our VPK program adheres to the school calendar and provides 540 hours of educational instruction. With flexible hours ranging from 3 to 4 hours per day, Monday to Friday, we ensure your child receives a quality education and is prepared for a successful academic journey.

Learning from parents is essential to early childhood development

Is my child eligible?

We accept children who are Florida residents and have reached four years of age by September 1st of the current school year to join our Florida VPK program. We believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where every child can thrive. Enrollment in our VPK program is completely voluntary, and we are proud to offer this wonderful opportunity without any income eligibility requirements.

Pre-K childcare program

When should I register?

We welcome new students throughout the year, but due to the program’s popularity, classrooms tend to fill up quickly before the start of the school year. Registering early is essential to securing your child’s spot. If your first-choice school is full, don’t worry; we can assist you in finding availability at a nearby location. Feel free to join our waiting list, as spots may become available during the year. You can start the enrollment process by applying online for an enrollment appointment. Once approved, we look forward to welcoming your child into our program at Childcare Network.

What to bring to register for Florida’s VPK Program.

Proof of residence (acceptable forms include)

  • Current lease agreement
  • Recent utility bill with your name and address

Proof of age (acceptable forms include)

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Hospital record of live birth
  • Green card
  • Pink card
  • Federal I-94 card


We prioritize the safety and well-being of your child in our classrooms. Each of our Florida VPK classrooms is staffed with one instructor for every 11 students, ensuring personalized attention and care. Our teachers undergo comprehensive state and federal background checks and possess the necessary Florida Child Care Professional Credentials.


At Childcare Network, we are committed to providing a high-quality VPK curriculum that has been approved by the Early Learning Coalition. Our curriculum offers a balanced blend of engaging activities, including large group, small group, outside time, center time, story time, phonological awareness, and music and movement. These elements are carefully integrated into each day to create a comprehensive and enriching learning experience for your child.

Healthy Meals

Rest assured that your child will be served a nutritious and USDA-approved breakfast, lunch, and snack each day. Our team is ready to accommodate any special dietary needs your child may have, and we encourage you to discuss these with the school’s Director for personalized support.



What if I need care for a full day?

At Childcare Network, we understand that families may require extended care beyond the regular 3-4 hours of the VPK program. That’s why we proudly offer an extended day program with wrap-around care, providing flexible care options that span from our opening until closing hours, based on your location’s schedule. For specific pricing details, we encourage you to inquire with your Director during your tour, as pricing may vary at each location.


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Find the care that will help your child thrive.

As your child is learning and growing throughout the day, you can depend on us to provide a safe, encouraging environment. Giving parents peace of mind and children a place to thrive is what we do best!

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