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2020 Summer VPK Options

June 23, 2020

As we approach the summer months ahead, families have options for their child’s learning, growth and development in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. You may contact your local early learning coalition for information regarding programs and availability. To locate your local early learning coalition, visit http:// www.floridaearlylearning.com/coalitions.
 

Summer VPK Options


1. Summer VPK
Summer VPK program with a minimum of 200 hours (public schools and private providers). To register for a Summer VPK program please visit the Family Portal at https:// familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com.
 

2. Reenrollment into Summer VPK
Given that a state of emergency was declared, students who have not substantially completed the 2019-20 VPK school year program, meaning that the child was enrolled less than 70% or 378 hours, can reenroll into a 2020 summer VPK program.
 

3. VPK Specialized Instructional Support (SIS)
VPK SIS is an option for children with disabilities who have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) where certified or licensed professionals to provide instruction or therapy in individual or small group settings outside of a traditional classroom setting. For more information, please visit http:// www.floridaearlylearning.com/vpk/vpk-providers/specialized-instructional-services-providers.

Family Resources

Florida Early Learning Standards
Visit http://flbt5.floridaearlylearning.com/families.html to learn about the knowledge and skills that a child should know and be able to do at the end of an age-related timeframe. Resources and activities are also available for families to support children’s learning and development. Visit http://flbt5.floridaearlylearning.com/resources.html to view literacy and mathematics crosswalks detailing how the Florida Early Learning Standards align with Florida’s new B.E.S.T. Standards in kindergarten through third grade.


For questions about VPK Program options, please contact our office at vpkquestions@oel.myflorida.com or 1-866-447-1159.