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Pre-Kindergarten and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)


The PCS pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) program is for 3-year-old children who turn 3 on or before Sept. 1, 2014. The program includes developmentally appropriate activities in literacy, language, science, social studies, math, health and safety, art and music.

The tuition fee is $75 per week for a full six-hour school day. Some of our Pre-K programs are blended with Pre-K Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students.

ESE services are free of charge as well as for Pre-K students attending certain Title I schools who may qualify.

Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) is a state constitutional amendment passed by voters in November 2002 which requires a voluntary pre-kindergarten program for all four-year-old children by fall 2005. The program is designed to prepare four-year-old children for kindergarten and build the foundations for their educational success. This program is voluntary for children and providers.

Pinellas County Schools participates in the state Voluntary Pre-K program by offering a program throughout the school year and summer. The school year program is limited in enrollment spaces.

One of the district's newest elementary schools, Kings Highway, will offer 12 VPK classrooms for the 2014-2015 school year, click here for details.

For a current list of select schools with VPK openings, click here.

2014-15 Pinellas County Schools VPK School Information

Click on the links below for VPK information for 2014-15.

Apply for VPK - Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County

Florida Department of Education VPK Program Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rate Website

Click on the links below for information on Summer VPK for 2014.

For more information contact:
Gail Ramsdell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Pinellas County Schools
301 4th Street SW
Largo, FL 33779
(727) 588-6035