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Leading Education for the 21st Century


   whatisvpk What is VPK?vpk_fsia

VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program.

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education (VPK) Program is a FREE educational program created to prepare every four-year- old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. The VPK program offers each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life by offering quality programs that include developmentally appropriate curricula with a focus on early literacy skills, developmental standards, accountability, substantial instruction periods, manageable class size, and qualified instructors.

  When can my child take the VPK?

    • During the Fall, 540 instructional hours, for the whole school year; 3 hours daily: Totally FREE
    • During the Summer, 300 instructional; 8hrs daily. Totally FREE
    • We also offer an extended VPK Program, where you can take advantage of the 3 free hours, with a complementary session.
    • Part time: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
    • Full time: M-F 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
    • If your child didn’t take the VPK during the School Year and is eligible, he can take advantage of the Summer VPK Program 


   who_vpk Who is eligible?

If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program.

In addition, as of July 2016, children born between February 2nd and September 1st may attend VPK either that program year or postpone attending until the following program year as long as the child has not yet been admitted to kindergarten.


  how_vpk How? 

  • Families may register at any time before August 21 st at the following link: www.vpkhelp.org  (It is important to have in mind we have limited spots available)
  • You need to provide proof of residency and child's date of birth when registering.
  • You can come to our schools and we will help you in the process


   what_vpk What does VPK offer?

  • As educators in a modern world, at Edu1st, we believe that one of our greatest responsibilities is that of instilling in our students a balanced approach to their life. An approach with which each individual uses his or her own wisdom and intelligence to give greater meaning to learning and the things they do. This approach is conducive to our ultimate goal of equipping our students with the necessary tools to lead a Meaningful Life with Balance and Wisdom, a VESS life. 



  • At Edu1st, we understand the difficulty that educators experience when faced with new insights and the reality of their classrooms. In order to breach the divide between theory and practice and give educators the appropriate tools to allow them to achieve the full potential of their educational endeavors, Edu1st has sought out, integrated, designed and implemented a variety of tools that have proven to be effective in helping educators breakdown obsolete paradigms to incorporate change and optimize their job.

    With these tools, we are forming from infancy, world citizens with an ethical mind that are able to live a VESS life. These tools generate an impact in teachers, helping them in their own learning process, encouraging a thinking language that enriches the environment where children grow up, and promoting a cultural change that involves children, teachers, parents and the entire community in the creation of cultures of thinking.

    Edu1st integrates all these components and presents them to teachers and institutions in a clear, engaging and pleasant manner through the VESS Curriculum.

For more information, call us or request a tour to learn more about this program.

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