Benefits Of The Florida VPK Program

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Finding a reputable Florida VPK program doesn’t have to be hard. Parkland Children’s Academy is a curriculum-based preschool that helps young children grow a love of learning. We offer a safe place for your children to learn and grow. Our family-oriented Broward County school offers a fun educational experience that your preschooler will remember for a lifetime.

What Is A Florida VPK Program?

VPK is a voluntary prekindergarten program that helps children grow physically, sociably, emotionally, and cognitively. Our Florida VPK program helps prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. Not only does it get them ready for learning, but helps them get used to being in a classroom, too.

Our staff offers age-appropriate lessons that familiarize the children with the space of the kindergarten classroom. This makes the transition to school that much easier. Our VPK program is for children who turn 4 years old on or before the 1st of September and runs for 540 instructional hours.

Curriculum For Our VPK Program

Our VPK program teaches basic skills that children will need for kindergarten. This free program teaches your child many skills, including:

  • Literacy. We expose your child to books early and help them learn to read and improve their vocabulary. They also will learn the alphabet and how to spell their name.
  • Cognitive Development. We will introduce them to colors and shapes, teach them to count to 10, and ask them to match similar items together with classification. They will also learn about the four seasons, time, and problem-solving.
  • Social Skills. Being around other children in a learning environment will help them learn to follow rules and how to share.
  • Physical Development. We will focus on motor and coordination skills with catching, throwing, and jumping. Your child will enjoy age-specific games that allow them to be tested physically.

Benefits Of Choosing A VPK Program

The main benefit of having your child attend a VPK program is for them to have exposure to kids their own age before kindergarten, this helps children build confidence.  Another benefit is that teachers can give parents feedback on their child’s progress, which allows them to work on anything they may need extra help with before starting school.

How To Apply For Our VPK Program

Our program is free. However, you must have a Certificate of Eligibility from the Office of Early Learning to join. You can provide proof of your child’s age with an original birth certificate, an original certificate of baptism, a passport, a signed immunization record by a doctor or public health official, the Florida SHOTS documentation, or a valid military identification card.

To attend our VPK program at Parkland Children’s Academy, you also will need to provide us proof that you are a Broward County resident. Some proof we accept includes a government-issued identification document, a signed and dated rent receipt, lease agreement, or mortgage bill, a recent utility bill with your full address, a recent phone bill, or a military order showing that you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces assigned on duty in Florida.

Learn More About Our Florida VPK Program Today

When you’re interested in learning more about our Florida VPK program, you can view a Google virtual preschool tour or schedule an appointment to come in to visit us.

Our staff at Parkland Children’s Academy would love the opportunity to answer any questions you have. Call us at 954-688-5877 to learn more about our Broward County school. We look forward to meeting you!

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