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Early Learning Initiative

​The VPK /​ Early Learning Initiative serves designated Title I schools and other areas of need  within our  school district. Designated schools offer VPK instruction with a full day program (typical elementary school day hours)  free to eligible families. Families must live in the designated school zone and complete the application and registration process at the school site.  Students must be 4 by September 1st of the current school year and live within the designated school zone. Families must have a valid Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties for enrollment and registration.ELCFV.ORG  Transportation will be provided by the parent.

Families may apply for the Certificate of Eligibility online at

2016-2017 School Year 

VPK/ Early Learning Initiative programs are currently offered at the following schools

Edgewater      Friendship          Holly Hill          Orange City          Palm Terrace         Pierson

Starke              Sugar Mill            Sunrise            Turie T. Small      Westside                                 

Required registration documents include:

  • original birth certificate
  • current shot record (blue card Florida Form 680)
  • current physical record (yellow Florida Physical Form 3040)
  • 2 documents as proof of residency  in Volusia County school zone which clearly indicate parents'/guardians' names: (driver's license, copy of lease or rental agreement, property deed or utility bill. ) 
  • certificate of eligibility (COE) from the Early Learning Coalition serving Volusia County
  • approval letter from VPK Volusia County Schools district office confirming completion of Parent Interveiw application.

VPK/ Title I classroom units are dependent upon sufficient student enrollment and the availability of federal funds for the new school year. VCS reserves the right to close classroom units in the event that enrollment and funding do not meet the required needs for each classroom. 

Parent Handbook VPK 2015-16
Parent Handbook VPK 2015-16 Spanish Version

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