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VPK

Conway Elementary offers Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) free-of-charge for children who are four years old by Sept. 1. Space is limited, however, and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. VPK Round Up is offered each spring and kicks off the registration process. Dates and details are available on the Early Childhood Program’s website, accessible directly at: www.earlychildhood.ocps.net. 

The OCPS VPK program leads students to success by offering a high quality program that incorporates the following stimulating and developmentally appropriate practices:

  • Encourages children to achieve their highest potential through healthy, innovative, educational, and fun activities.
  • Models the character traits of honesty, respect, responsibility, and kindness.
  • Builds a sense of community between school and family.
  • Values diversity by encouraging children to learn about their heritage, and the heritage of others, and by continually exposing children to literature, music, and toys that celebrate diversity.
  • Extends the range of play and learning experiences outside the classroom through an emphasis on outdoor and natural learning environments, field trips, and classroom visits from a wide variety of community resource representatives.
  • Supports inclusion of children with special needs in the general education classroom.
  • Integrates classroom centers, which support the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for 4-Year Olds, focusing on the current academic themes that include opportunities for language and physical development, early literacy, writing, and mathematical thinking.

For more information about VPK programs at OCPS, please visit: www.earlychildhood.ocps.net.