Early Childhood Programs
Ҵý Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

To learn more, please visit our page.

To get started, choose the academic school year you wish to attend, and follow steps 1 to 3.

2023-2024 School Year

Applications for the 2023-2024 School Year are closed. See below for information about our Summer VPK program.

2024-2025 School Year

Child must be 4 years old by 9/1/2024

Step 1: Create a family portal and apply for the VPK Certificate of Eligibility (COE) at the.

Step 2: *Download thePDF of your COE from your family portal at the. (Please allow sufficient processing time.)

  • If you choose a private VPK provider, apply directly with them. If you choose one of our, go to step 3.

*Please do not download thePDF of your COE application. Wait to complete our applicationuntil your COE is available in the family portal. Email questionsto pascovpk@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Step 3: **.The first application window has already passed. The Notification and Acceptance Window was March 4, 2024 to March 13, 2024 at 4:30pm. The second application window opened at 8:00amon Monday, March 18, 2024. The list of schools only includes those schools that have space available or a short waitlist, and is subject to change.

**Space is very limited at our VPK schools, and enrollment is not guaranteed. Applications are processed in the order they are received. Hardship applications will not be considered for VPK.

Summer VPK 2024

 Child must be 5 years old by 9/1/2024 

The Summer VPK program provides 300 hours of instruction to age-eligible Ҵý County children who did not participate in a 540-hour school year VPK or Head Start program and who will be going into kindergarten in the fall of 2024.

The  will open at 8:00am on Monday, April 15th. The schools hosting Summer VPK will be Odessa Elementary and Woodland Elementary. 

Dates and times below are subject to change.

The student hours will be Monday through Thursday (with the exception of Thursday, July 4th) as follows:

June 3 - July 18, 2024, from 7:30-5:30 (Thursdays will be 7:30-5:10)

July 22 - July 25, 2024, from 8:30-4:00

Total: 300 hours in 31 days