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Enrollment open for 2024-2025 VPK programs in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties

Registration is now open for the 2024-2025 Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) school year in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. The free educational program is available to 4-year-olds who reside in Florida, regardless of family income.

VPK gives children a strong start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. Classrooms are taught by highly qualified teachers with a focus on school readiness and social and emotional well-being. As children develop the early skills needed to become strong students, they are more likely to be successful in school and life.

To be eligible, children must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year. Through the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, parents can register their qualifying child to attend 540 hours of preschool during the regular school year, or 300 hours of summertime preschool. In 2021-2022, Early Learning Coalition reported 7,464 children attended 260 different VPK programs in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties.

To register, families must first apply for a VPK voucher online at VPKSWFL.org. Individuals can also visit the Early Learning Coalition offices for assistance, located in Fort Myers at 2675 Winkler Ave., Suite 300, and in Naples at 3050 North Horseshoe Drive, Unit 231, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Offices provide free kiosks, and no appointments are needed.

To learn more about the 2024-2025 VPK program, visit VPKSWFL.org or call (239) 935-6100.

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