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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.  Families must obtain a valid Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties for enrollment and registration.

​Transportation must be provided by the parent.

Families may apply for the Certificate of Eligibility online at Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia.

Application for 2019-2020 School Year

Beginning April 17, 2019 

Please bring your child with you to complete application process.  Application will be processed by the VPK office and  upon approval parents will receive notification to register their child for the school year at the selected VPK school site.​

2019-2020 School Year 

VPK/Early Learning Initiative programs will be offered at the following schools:​

Holly Hill
​​Indian River
​Orange City
​Palm Terrace
​Sugar Mill​Sunrise​Timbercrest​Turie T. SmallWestside


Required registration documents include:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Current immunization record (Florida Form 680)
  • current physical examination record (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 Interview 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.



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