It is our mission to prepare children for school and to develop
school readiness skills in an environment that encourages children to enjoy
VPK (Voluntary PreKindergarten)
Lake County Schools is a provider for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK). The VPK Constitutional Amendment approved by Florida voters in 2002 requires that a high quality prekindergarten learning opportunity be available to all four-year old children in the state. The program is free and participation is voluntary.
VPK is available during the school year as well as the summer. The state provides funding for 3 hours per day during the 180 day calendar school year or 6 hours per day for 1 semester (90 days). The state requires 300 instructional hours during the summer program. Parents may choose either the school year or the summer program, but not both. In order to be eligible to participate in one of these programs, the student must four (4) either on or before September 1st of that program year.