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 Once your child begins the program (even if it is one day), they cannot be withdrawn and allowed to delay their start until the next year.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.*
Participating Schools List: NOTE – These locations are subject to change, please revisit this site prior to registration.
Beverly Shores Elementary
Eustis Heights Elementary
Lost Lake Elementary
Mascotte Charter Elementary
Pine Ridge Elementary
Rimes Early Learning Center
Sawgrass Bay Elementary
Seminole Springs Elementary
Spring Creek Charter Elementary
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?"
*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.*