To our providers interested in delivering the 2014-2015 VPK Program, deadlines are quickly approaching! Please carefully read the information outlined below:
APRIL 15, 2014---Providers wishing to receive PRE-PAYMENTS must submit completed Application Packet and required documents by the CLOSE OF BUSINESS on this date. Providers submitting applications after this deadline can still opt to receive pre-payments, however, there is no guarantee you will receive an August prepayment. Additionally, if you have Certificates of Eligibility you may submit copies of these with your initial application.
MAY 15, 2014----Providers not opting for prepayments must submit a completed application packet by close of business on May 15th. Providers submitting a COMPLETE application will be processed in time to begin their program on August 19, 2014. Additionally, if you have Certificates of Eligibility you may submit copies of these with your initial application.
JUNE 1, 2014---Copies of all Certificates of Eligibility (COE) must be submitted to receive pre-payment. REMINDER: The Child Enrollment Confirmation Form (ELCHC-VPK Form 08) is no longer being used for the 2014-2015 VPK year. COE’s must be submitted individually (either by mailing copies or via fax 813-740-4723). Providers MUST keep the original COE’s for 5 years.
DO NOT SUBMIT CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILITY (COEs) UNLESS A COMPLETED APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.
VPK applications will not be approved unless:
Below you will find links to the forms and materials you will need to submit a complete application packet. Providers should be aware that incomplete application packets will not be processed. Please use the Application Checklist to ensure that you have included all of the required forms and documentation in your application packet.
Many of the forms are editable PDF forms. If you need the latest version of Adobe, you may download it for FREE by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
PLEASE NOTE: All three (3) application forms have a new logo. Forms with the old logo will not be accepted.
If the application is incomplete or is missing documents, providers will be notified via email. Providers will have 5 business days from the notification date to re-submit documents. Re-submittal beyond the 5 business days could delay your application approval and possible start date. Once application packets are approved, providers will be notified of their approval and assigned a time to sign their VPK contract.
Completed application packets must be mailed or hand delivered to:
Early Childhood School Readiness Programs
9325 Bay Plaza Blvd., Suite 210
Tampa, Florida 33619
Faxes or altered documents (white out) are not accepted.
Appointments with Bay Plaza staff to review applications will be available by calling
(813) 740-4713 for an appointment.
TO PURCHASE A COPY OF THE STANDARDS, CLICK HERE.
TO DOWNLOAD AND VIEW A PDF VERSION, CLICK HERE.
2012-2013 KINDERGARTEN READINESS RATES
The Florida Department of Education (DOE) will be sending a letter in mid-December to all providers who delivered the VPK program in 2012-2013, This letter will contain information regarding the 2012-13 VPK Provider Readiness Rates as well as the steps involved in verifying provider information. The letter will include a 4-digit user name and provider ID to log into the website at https://vpk.fldoe.org. Keep an eye open for this important letter!
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