This program is designed to prepare four-year-olds for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. The program allows a parent to enroll his or her eligible child (four years old by September 1 and residing in Florida) in a free VPK program. The program is voluntary for children and providers. A school-year program consists of 540 instructional hours.
First Christian Academy’s Preschool Program offers two VPK classes. Our 5 day VPK class is 4 hours of instruction each day (morning hours of 8:15 am t0 12:15 pm) and our 3 day VPK class is 6.5 hours of instruction Monday, Wednesday and Friday (hours of 8:15 am to 2:45 pm). Both of these programs are paid for by the State of Florida for those children that meet the State’s requirements.
FCA received high VPK Readiness Rates from 2009–2017 and when assessed by the state of Florida more than 80-90% of our students that went on to kindergarten were “Kindergarten Ready.”
Our 5-day VPK Program also offers an extended day option for those parents who desire a full day of preschool activities. The fees for these extended hours are the responsibility of the parents.
For more information and to enroll in the VPK program, visit http://www.phelc.org/vpkParentInformation.php