Head Start (In-Person Interview Required)/VPK (Online process)
Families applying for Head Start with children who turn 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2019 must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) online through the Early Learning Coalition. In order to obtain your child's COE, you will have to create a Family Portal account and complete the online VPK Application. To access the Family Portal website click here.
The District School Board of Pasco County offers the opportunity for a limited number of VPK students to attend a Special Education inclusion/VPK class. This classroom consists of children with a diagnosed disability (IEP) who can benefit from being around typically developing children (VPK). The VPK slots for this classroom are on a first come, first serve basis. VPK children are encouraged to stay beyond the three hours a day for a fee. There are two pay schedules, based on financial need. The weekly fee for a child to stay full day, six school hours (beyond the free three VPK hours) is $75, unless your child qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch. If your child qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch, there is a discounted rate of $50 per week. (Fees may be subject to change)
Summer VPK provides 300 hours of instruction to age eligible Pasco County children who did not participate in a 540 hour school year VPK program at a pre-school or attended Head Start and who will be going into kindergarten in the fall.
Please do not call the elementary schools. All registration is done through the Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition and Pasco County Early Childhood Programs.
For any questions about VPK, please send an email to email@example.com.