In an effort to provide more access to parents, The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County (ELC Pinellas) plans to host in-person, walk-in Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) registration events throughout Pinellas County on May 18, and June 3 from 7:30 am-5:30 pm, and from 9 am-1 pm on June 25, 2022. The registration event will allow parents to register their children to participate in Florida’s Free VPK current or upcoming program year.
“We are passionate about helping families find the tools to support their child’s development. Children who attend Florida’s Free VPK are better prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond,” said Lindsay Carson, chief executive officer of ELC Pinellas.
VPK is a free program for 4-year-olds whose families reside in Florida. The program helps build a strong foundation for school using educational materials appropriate for different stages in your child’s development and preparing them for kindergarten and beyond. Families can decide where their child learns with hundreds of public, private, and faith-based schools and centers in Pinellas County.
Families interested in participating in our in-person VPK registration event must have the following items: E-mail Address, proof of Florida residency such as a Florida driver’s license or utility bill and/or current signed lease, and proof of child’s age including a birth certificate, passport, or current immunization record.
VPK REGISTRATION LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE
2536 Countryside Blvd. #500, Clearwater, FL 33763
DATE: May 18, 2022 TIME: 7:30AM-5:30PM
3420 8th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
DATE: June 3, 2022 TIME: 7:30AM-5:30PM
3815 43rd St. North Building 8, St. Petersburg, FL 33714
Date: June 25, 2022 Time: 9AM-1PM
To learn more about the benefits of Florida’s Free VPK program and information on how to sign up, visit elcpinellas.org.
About ELC Pinellas:
Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County is a non-profit agency 84% sponsored by Florida’s Division Early Learning and 2.48% sponsored by the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. We provide early education and school-age care resources to prepare children for academic success. As a leader in early learning, we collaborate with more than 400 preschools, family child care homes, and school-age providers throughout Pinellas County. We are committed to listening to our community’s needs and making decisive steps to foster innovative programs to improve the education and care provided to young children.