Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program

Welcome to Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Programs

 

Illuminate VPK graphic

Illuminate 2020 ~ Virtual Summer VPK 2020

Dates

Face-to-Face Program

June 15, 2020 – July 17, 2020

Eligibility

If your child:

Will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020

Will be entering Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year

Has NOT participated in any VPK program during the 2019-2020 school year

Registration

Please contact Brooke Flood, Coordinator of School Readiness  at 772-564-4169

Moon Shot Radio Interview With Brooke Flood


Dr. Nivea L. Torres , Moonshot Radio host, interviews Brooke Flood, School Readiness Coordinator for SDIRC and KRC Collaborative Board Member. Brooke shares information about the kindergarten readiness programs offered through SDIRC.


What is Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten?

welcome to prek Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a FREE state program designed to prepare every child in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. All age eligible children are entitled to participate. The VPK mission is to ensure that all children are intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically ready to enter school and are ready to learn, fully recognizing the crucial role of parents and caregivers as their child’s first teacher.

Want to Learn More?

Watch as Moonshot Radio host Dr. Nivea L. Torres interviews Brooke Flood, School Readiness Coordinator for SDIRC and KRC Collaborative Board Member.  Brooke shares information about the kindergarten readiness programs offered through SDIRC.

A Day in the Life of a VPK'er Video Series

A Day in the Life of a VPK'er!

Dr. Nivea L. Torres , Moonshot Radio host, interviews Brooke Flood, School Readiness Coordinator for SDIRC and KRC Collaborative Board Member, Stacey Fletcher, VPK Teacher at Vero Beach Elementary and Josie Ruggeri, PreK Teacher at Pelican Island Elementary. Join Brooke, Stacey and Josie as they share information about what a day is like for a 4 or 5 year old in a Voluntary PreKindergarten classroom.

Math is EVERYWHERE! Early Numeracy Experiences

Dr. Nivea L. Torres , Moonshot Radio host, interviews Brooke Flood, School Readiness Coordinator for SDIRC and KRC Collaborative Board Member, Stacey Fletcher, VPK Teacher at Vero Beach Elementary and Josie Ruggeri, PreK Teacher at Pelican Island Elementary. Brooke, Stacey and Josie share information about early numeracy (math) and how families can infuse math experiences into their everyday lives.

School Year VPK

florida vpk logoFull day VPK (540 hours) will be offered at Dodgertown Elementary, Fellsmere Elementary, Glendale Elementary, Indian River Academy, Pelican Island Elementary and Vero Beach ElementaryYour child must be 4 years old on or before September 1. If more families are interested than slots available, the slots will be filled through a computer generated random selection process (lottery).


SUMMER VPK

VPK graphic

Illuminate 2020 ~ Virtual Summer VPK 2020

Dates

Face-to-Face Program

June 15, 2020 – July 17, 2020

Eligibility

If your child:

Will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020

Will be entering Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year

Has NOT participated in any VPK program during the 2019-2020 school year

Registration

Please contact Brooke Flood, Coordinator of School Readiness  at 772-564-4169

HOW TO APPLY

it matters to this one quoteStep 1: Obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility: Complete the online registration process at: Early Learning Family Portal You will need (A) a valid email address (B) a copy or photo of your child’s birth certificate and (C) a copy or photo of one proof of address to upload. The Early Learning Coalition office (located at 2459 St. Lucie Ave (14th Ave) Vero Beach, 32960) has computers available for families who may not have a computer or smart phone. Please call 1.877.220.1223 for more information.

Step 2: Bring ALL required documents to the Pre-K Office and complete an application (Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fridays by appointment and Fellsmere Elementary, March 6, 2020 ONLY from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).

  • Call Claudia Viladrosa @ 772.564.4166 to check that staff will be available before coming to the Pre-K office
  • ALL required documents:
    • Valid VPK Certificate of Eligibility
    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Proof of Residency (a bill for a service you receive in your name at your current address for example: water, cable/satellite, electricity, trash collection)
    • Child’s Social Security Card (requested but not required)


Moonshot Radio Interview with Brooke Flood,

SDIRC School Readiness Coordinator

Dr. Nivea L. Torres talks to Brooke Flood, School Readiness Coordinator for SDIRC and KRC Collaborative Board Member, about how to apply for the Child Eligibility Certificate that families need to enroll their child into a VPK program in Indian River County.

 

FLORIDA EARLY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENTAL STANDARDS

link to florida early learning standards website

Learn about the Early Learning and Developmental Standards by visiting the Florida Office of Early Learning Website. 






Moonshot Radio Interview with Brooke Flood,

SDIRC School Readiness Coordinator

Dr. Nivea L. Torres, Moonshot Radio host, interviews Brooke Flood, School Readiness Coordinator for SDIRC and Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative Board Member. Brooke shares information about the new interactive Early Learning and Developmental Standards website. The standards and benchmarks reflect the knowledge and skills that a child on a developmental progression should know and be able to do at the end of an age-related timeframe from Birth to Kindergarten.





Location & Directions

The Pre-Kindergarten Office is located at the Support Services Complex


6055 62nd Avenue
Room 1-402
Vero Beach, FL 32967

Travel North from Route 60 (20th Street): 

  • Travel North on 58th Avenue from Route 60/ 20th Street (3.9 miles)
  • Left turn at Traffic light on to 57th Street (Note Vero Lago and Bent Pine Golf Course on east corners of 57th Street)
  • Proceed .5 (half mile) on 57th Street to 62nd Avenue
  • Turn right onto 62nd Avenue – head north
  • Proceed north pass Storm Grove Middle School
  • Support Services Complex on the left
  • Enter north parking lot (North side of building) (Sign Visitor Parking on left)
  • Enter building by flag pole
  • Room 1-402 right side (note: chairs outside of office)

From Rt. 60: 

  • Travel South on 66th Avenue from Route 510
  • Left turn at Traffic light on to 57th Street – Proceed past District J. A. Thompson Administration building on left, and continue East pass Storm Grove Middle School
  • Left turn on to 62nd Avenue – heading north
  • Proceed north pass Storm Grove Middle School
  • Support Services Complex on the left
  • Enter north parking lot (North side of building) – there is a sign Visitor Parking
  • Enter building by flag pole

Room 1-402 right side (Note: chairs outside of office)

map to sdirc vpk office