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VPK Registration Procedures for School Year Program 2017-2018

A new law extends VPK eligibility for 4 year-olds with birthdays from February 2nd through September 1st in a calendar year.  Parents can enroll their child in the state’s free, voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) education program that year OR wait until the following year when their child is 5.

**Parents, now is the time for you to make that decision.  Once your child begins the program (even if it is one day), they cannot be withdrawn and allowed to delay their start until the next year.

1. Applications are available on the Lake County Schools website as well as at each elementary school that provides the VPK program.  A hard copy of the application is required and must be turned into your zoned school no earlier than March 22, 2017.  Please contact the school below for registration times.  We will not accept the Certificate of Eligibility/"The Voucher" until after you have been notified of placement.* 

 
The State of Florida provides 540 hours for the school year VPK program.  Lake County Schools will offer this program either 3 hours per day for 180 days (full school year) or a full school day for one semester (1/2 year or 90 days). Title I schools will provide full day, full year services for eligible children.  The VPK Economic Eligibility Application must be completed and attached to the LCS VPK application to assist in determining Title I eligibility.  This economic eligibility application is not applicable for non-Title I classes. 
 
Individual schools will determine class list from applications received.  Parents will be notified of placement by March 31, 2017. 

Participating Schools List:  NOTE – These locations are subject to change, please revisit this site prior to registration.

School

Phone

Title I

Semester

½ Day

Astatula Elementary

352-343-1334

 

X

 

Beverly Shores Elementary

352-787-4175

X

X

 

Clermont Elementary

352-394-2706

X

 

 

Eustis Heights Elementary

352-357-2447

X

 

 

Groveland Elementary

352-429-2472

X

 

 

Lost Lake Elementary

352-243-2433

 

X

 

Mascotte Charter Elementary

352-429-2294

X

X

 

Pine Ridge Elementary

352-242-2223

 

X

 

Rimes Early Learning Center

352-787-5757

X

 

X

Sawgrass Bay Elementary

352-243-1845

X

 

 

Seminole Springs Elementary

352-589-1117

 

X

 

Sorrento Elementary

352-385-1140

 

X

 

Spring Creek Charter Elementary

352-669-3275

X

 

 

Tavares Elementary

352-343-2861


X

 

Treadway Elementary

352-742-2291

 

X

 

Triangle Elementary

352-383-6176

X

 

 

Umatilla Elementary

352-669-3181

 X 


 

Villages Elementary

352-751-0111

X

 

 

If you are interested in Minneola Elementary (352-394-2600 ext. 5018) or Round Lake Elementary (352-385-4399), please call them directly for their procedures.  For a complete listing of all Lake County VPK Providers (both public and private) please click here.

 
2.  Obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Lake County.   See side bar for obtaining this certificate or click here.

3.  Submit the certificate of Eligibility to the school once you've been notified of placement.  They will not be accepted at registration.  All certificates must be received at the school by April 21, 2017* in order to maintain your place on the class list.  You may obtain a certificate and present it to the school after this date only if there is space available and you have a confirmed spot for your child.

4.  Complete registration process at your child's school.  Click here to see "What documentation do I need to register with the school?" 
  
5.  Attend mandatory orientation at your child's school. 

 

*If you register your student any time after April 17th, you will have one week to submit your VPK Application and voucher to the school.  If you are having issues with the on-line voucher application process, please contact your school’s VPK point person as they will be able to tell you where you can go for assistance if you do not live near the Early Learning Coalition of Lake County’s office.  The VPK Application is also a required registration document that needs to be submitted to the school.  This document is not able to be completed on-line at this time.  You will need to print the form, complete it and submit to the school.  Your child will not be able to start without these forms.*

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