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, 2023, for Bessey Creek, Citrus Grove, Crystal Lake, Felix A. Williams, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach and Palm City elementary schools. Registration will begin February 14, 2023, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For the 2023-2024 school year, VPK is being offered at the following sites:
Bessey Creek Elementary
Citrus Grove Elementary
Crystal Lake Elementary
Felix A Williams Elementary
Hobe Sound Elementary
HSE will also serve students zoned to attend SeaWind Elementary School.
Jensen Beach Elementary
J.D. Parker Elementary
Palm City Elementary
Salerno Learning Center
The Salerno Learning Center will serve students zoned to attend Pinewood Elementary School and Port Salerno Elementary School.