How to apply for VPK

VPK is a free voluntary pre-kindergarten program that helps children enhance their learning and get ready for school while they wait for entering elementary school once they have turned 5 years old. VPK providers near you give children the opportunity of experiencing early learning education. Here is how to Apply for VPK in Polk County.

Important Documentation:

  • Proof of Florida Residence
  • Proof of your child’s age
  • If you are enrolling your child in VPK Specialized Instructional Services, include an individual educational plan (IEP) from your local school district.


  1. Click the Family Portal button on our website
  2. Register to create your account
  3. Fill out an application

What Happens Next:

Once you submit your application, our office will review it and email you additional instructions. If your application is approved, you’ll get a Certificate of Eligibility to take to any VPK provider.

Go to Family Portal

Need Help?

Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County at 863-577-2450

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