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.
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AS OF APRIL 1, 2014, parents can register for the 2014-2015 VPK School Year Program Online!
Importance of Expanded Pre-K Discussed at Council of Governments Meeting
October 1, 2014 – The Bradenton Times
...opportunity of not being retained in the 3rd grade." The Florida Early Learning Coalition estimates that fifty percent of the annual income for...
Sunday's Lead Letter: Reform needed in pre-kindergarten testing
September 26, 2014 – The Florida Times-Union
The Early Learning Coalition of Duval supports this decision and understands the concerns classroom teachers have about too much testing, especially in kindergarten. However, our VPK programs depend on student assessment to receive a readiness rate that measures their accountability. This is a…
Florida needs strong focus on child education
October 1, 2014 – Bradenton Herald
... town budget. Today each local newspaper was carrying classifieds for teachers with Early Childhood Education degrees. I also found the VPK (Voluntary prekindergarten) schools were short of teachers with that same degree. So I checked to find out how many local colleges offered the degree. Only two di...