Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (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.