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, therefore, we strongly encourage you to use the Applicaiton Checklist to ensure that you have included all of the required forms and documentation in your application packet. Be sure to read the Cover Letter for additional details and instructions.
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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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Editorial: Keeping the promise of early childhood education
2/7/14 Tampa Bay Times
The science is catching up with what Florida voters understood in 2002 when they voted to publicly pay for a voluntary prekindergarten system for 4-year-olds;
Will a partisan divide derail universal pre-K?
2/10/14 - CBS News
President Obama gestures while speaking to students in a pre-K class ... push for universal pre-K, saying education is an issue best left to the states.
Scott's budget would let hundreds more into pre-K
2/6/12 - Florida Times-Union (blog)
Scott's budget would let hundreds more into pre-K ... Hundreds more children in Northeast Florida will able to go to pre-kindergarten next school year, ... The governor's proposal includes $1.1 billion for early childhood education and .