The Early Learning Coalition works to serve children ages birth to 5, and their parents, to provide excellent early care and education opportunities, recognize parents as teachers and meet special needs in order to assure that children are ready for school.
FREE VPK is available to all Florida four-year-olds. Your child must be four on or before September 1st of the school year in which they will attend VPK. The program provides developmentally appropriate instruction and activities to prepare your child to be school ready. VPK is offered through approved private and faith-based child care centers, family homes, and the School District of Alachua County. The program gives families two choices to participate: a 540 instructional hour school year program or a 300 hour summer program.
For a complete up-to-date list of VPK providers, please visit the ELC website.
How to Register: Parents/Guardians must go to a VPK registration location. Registration is ongoing for the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program at ELCAC's office from 8AM to 4PM. There is a kick-off event every Spring where parents can go to register as well.
January 2nd - April 1st, 2019
4424 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32609