For Families

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

To Register for VPK in Palm Beach County:

The following documents are required to prove a child's age and residency:

Proof of Child's Age: (One of the following)

  • An original or certified copy of the child’s birth record filed according to law with the appropriate public officer
  • A passport or certificate of the child’s arrival in the United States
  • An immunization record a public health officer or licensed practicing physician signed.
  • A valid military dependent identification card.

Proof of Child's Residency: (One of the following) P.O. BOXES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • Utility bill (electric, gas, water), cable, or home phone bill
  • Pay stub
  • Residential rental agreement or receipt from rental payment
  • Government-issued document (e.g., Florida driver's license, Florida identification card, property tax assessment showing a homestead exemption)


Selecting a VPK Provider:

VPK programs may be administered by public, private, and faith-based providers who meet the State eligibility requirements.

VPK providers determine their own program hours and days in order to meet the 540 or 300 hour requirement. For example, if a program is 180 days, it would offer 3 hours of instruction each day to meet the 540-hour requirement.

A provider could also choose to offer a 6 hour-per-day program for 90 days. Check with your VPK provider of choice to determine which program best suits your child’s needs. To see a list of certified VPK providers in your area, please see the information to the left on the side menu.

There are restrictions on changing providers once you begin a program. If you wish to change VPK providers, please contact the Early Learning Coalition at (561) 514-3300 for information on this process.

Parents have the option of enrolling their child in a school-year program that is typically a half-day or a full-day summer program.


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Parents: (561) 514-3300

Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
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Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.