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Online VPK Registration

If you have a child that will turn four on or before September 1st please go online with the Early Learning Coalition and get your certificate.


Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK)


Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK)

The Voluntary PreKindergarten program (VPK) is a legislatively mandated program designed to prepare Florida's four-year-olds for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. Participation is free for all four-year-olds born on or before September 1st of each year who are Florida residents.

To register your child for the VPK program follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Obtain one form of documentation for proof of birth and one form of documentation for proof of residency. See list of documentation items below.

Step 2: Click here to register your child.

Need Help? Call us at 1-866-973-9030 or email vpk@elcbigbend.org. Computers and scanners are available at all of our ELC locations. For locations and hours click here.

Florida Residency Documentation

Parents must provide documentation to prove their child lives in Florida during the time they will be attending the VPK program. A child living in Florida is eligible for VPK with proper documentation.

Documentation supporting your residency:

  • Current and valid Florida driver's license or identification card
  • Utility bill (electric, gas, water), cable, or home (must be a LANDLINE) phone bill
  • Pay stub

Age Verification Documentation

Parent must provide documentation to provide their child is 4 years old on or before September 1 of the program year in which they are seeking enrollment.

Documentation supporting your child's age:

  • An original or certified copy of the child's birth record
  • An immunization record signed by a health official or doctor
  • A passport or certificate of arrival in the United States
  • A valid military dependent identification card





 Madison County Free Mass Developmental Screenings - for children ages 3 years to 4 years 6 months


Locations:             Madison County Central School Cafeteria

                             Date:     Tuesday, April 26 and

                                          Wednesday, April 27, 2016

                             Time:     3:30p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

                              Lee Elementary

                             Date:      Tuesday, May 10, 2016

                             Time:     3:30p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

                              Pinetta Elementary

                             Date:     Wednesday, May 11, 2016

                             Time:     3:30p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

                               Greenville Elementary

                              Date:     Thursday, May 12, 2016

                              Time:     3:30p.m. - 5:30 p.m.