Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) is a state funded early learning program designed to prepare children for success in kindergarten.

Eligibility for VPK is determined through the Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition.

School year VPK (540 Hours) is not offered through the public school district like it is through private providers. Parents who are looking for the 3 hour a day VPK program should take their child's Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the daycare of their choice.

For a list of VPK providers you may click on the following link: http://phelc.org/vpkParentInformation.php#listproviders


Head Start/VPK

Families applying for Head Start with children who turn 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) online through the Early Learning Coalition. In order to obtain your child's COE, please click on the link below to create an account and complete the online VPK Application. The link will take you to the Family Portal then click on the VPK option. 

Click on this link to apply online for VPK https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/


Summer VPK (300 Hours)  

(Child will be 5 years of age on or before 9/1/2018)

Summer VPK provides 300 hours of instruction to age eligible Pasco County children who did not participate in a school year VPK program and who will be going into kindergarten in the fall.

2018 Summer VPK will be offered through the District School Board of Pasco County at select elementary schools. This information will be available by April or May 2018. Please do not call the sites. All registration is done through the Early Learning Coalition and Early Childhood Programs. 

In order to complete a VPK online application for the Summer VPK program please click on the link above and then click on VPK.

After obtaining your child's Certificate of Eligibility (COE) please email it to arussell@pasco.k12.fl.us.


For questions about Summer VPK, please send an email to arussell@pasco.k12.fl.us