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.
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AS OF APRIL 1, 2014, parents can register for the 2014-2015 VPK School Year Program Online!
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