Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) Scholarship Program

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a legislatively mandated program designed to prepare every four-year-old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. The VPK program gives each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life with quality programs that include high literacy standards, accountability, appropriate curricula, substantial instruction periods, manageable class sizes, and qualified instructors. All eligible four-year-olds are entitled to participate in one of the VPK program options.

The VPK program is FREE for all four-year-olds born on or before September 1 who reside in Florida and has high quality standards that include:

Qualified instructors
Age appropriate curricula with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills
Manageable class sizes
To help answer your questions or concerns about Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK), VPK staff are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 5:00pm by calling toll free 1-866-357-3239 or 850-921-3180.

How do I Apply?

Parents/Guardians may enroll their child/ren in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) by following the three easy steps listed below. Children will not be officially enrolled until all steps are completed.

STEP 1: Complete the VPK Child Application
at Family Central

STEP 2: Submit the Application in Person
To complete the application process, parents MUST submit the application in person and will need to bring a copy of the following:

  • Proof of Florida Residency

Example: recent water bill with parent name and physical address or Florida Driver License with current address.

  • Birth Certificate/Proof of the Child/ren Age

Children must be 4-years old on or before September 1st.
When the application process is complete, the parent will receive a list of certified VPK providers and a Certificate of Eligibility for the parent to present to GSA.

STEP 3: Register with GSA
Contact our school, take a tour and meet our administrative staff and our teachers, fill out the required paperwork, and submit the Certificate of Eligibility.