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Voluntary Prekindergarten Program Assessment

During the 2022 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed a bill (HB 419) that increases quality and accountability in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK).

Rule 6M-8.621 was established beginning with the 2022-2023 VPK program year. All private and public school VPK partners must annually participate in a program assessment of each VPK classroom for both the school-year and summer VPK programs. 

  • All program assessments must occur during VPK instructional hours and with the ELC-approved lead VPK instructor, aide, substitute, or VPK director present
  • All program assessments must occur with at least one (1) enrolled VPK student present
  • 100% of all VPK classrooms are assessed for VPK Program Assessment

For information about available CLASS® training, visit the Professional Development Institute.


6M-8.621 Program Assessment Requirements for the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program.

VPK Program Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program Assessment Requirements Handbook