VPK Program in Tallahassee, Florida
Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.
Now Registering VPK for the 2017-2018 School Year
VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rate: 100% PRELIMINARY
Morning and Afternoon classes available
What is VPK?
VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program. If you live in Florida, and your child turns 4 four years of age by September 1, your child is eligible to participate in Florida’s FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) education program.
Seminole Montessori in Tallahassee, FL offers a free VPK program each school year. Beginning in fall 2016 we are opening a morning VPK class in addition to the two afternoon VPK classes we currently offer. The hours will be from 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00 and will follow the Leon County Public School Calendar.
Benefits of early education and the VPK program
- The most important growth and development in the brain happens by the age of five.
- The early years are the learning years. A child’s ability to be attentive and to follow directions emerges in the early years. Structured early learning fosters these abilities for later success in school and in life.
- Pre-K prepares children to be ready for school. Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness tests and have better social skills and fewer behavioral problems once they enter school. They are also better prepared for Kindergarten, especially in the areas of pre-reading, pre-math and social skills.
- Pre-K promotes a love of learning in children. Pre-K enhances what a child learns at home and instills a love of life-long learning.
Contact us to enroll your child or to schedule a school visit.
For more information on the Early Learning Coalition, click here.