What is VPK?


The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program was signed into law by former Governor Jeb Bush in 2005. Its goal is to make sure every Florida four year old is prepared for kindergarten. The Martin County School District is participating by offering a free, quality, VPK Program during both the school year and summer months. For the school year session, children must be four years old by September 1st of the current school year. For the summer session, children must be age eligible to enter kindergarten in August. Children who take part in the school year session are not eligible for the summer program.

Parents/caregivers of students who meet these requirements are encouraged to register their child for the VPK program offered at their home-zoned elementary school. Registration will begin February 7, 2024, for Bessey Creek, Citrus Grove, Crystal Lake, Felix A. Williams, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach and Palm City elementary schools. Registration will begin February 14, 2024, for J.D. Parker Elementary School, the Salerno Learning Center and Warfield Elementary School.

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For more information on how to register your child for the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program, please call (772) 219-1893, Extension 44100 or email vegan1@martinschools.org.

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For the 2024-2025 school year, VPK is being offered at the following sites:

Bessey Creek Elementary
2201 SW Matheson Avenue
Palm City, FL  34990
(772) 219-1500

Citrus Grove Elementary
2527 SW Citrus Boulevard
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 223-2513

Crystal Lake Elementary
2095 SW 96th Street
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1525

Felix A Williams Elementary
401 NW Baker Road
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 219-1640

Hobe Sound Elementary
11555 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
(772) 219-1540

Jensen Beach Elementary
2525 NE Savannah Road
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 219-1555

J.D. Parker Elementary
1010 East 10th Street
Stuart, FL 34996

Palm City Elementary
1951 SW 34th Street
Palm City, FL  34990
(772) 219-1570

Salerno Learning Center
3400 SE Lionel Terrace
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1610

SeaWind Elementary
3700 SE Seabranch Blvd
Hobe Sound, FL  33455
(772) 219-1625

The Salerno Learning Center will serve students zoned to attend Pinewood Elementary School and Port Salerno Elementary School.

Warfield Elementary
15260 SW 150th Street
Indiantown, FL  34956
(772) 597-2551