VPK Online Workshop VPK Overview Information Regarding VPK Instructor Requirements VPK Funding Rates VPK Provider Application Process Commonly Used Forms
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is designed to prepare children to be ready to learn upon entry to kindergarten. Offered through local private and public child care providers and administered by the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties (ELCFV), this program is available to all children residing in Florida who are 4 years old on or before the first of September. Families may begin applying for VPK Certificates of Eligibility (COE) at their nearest ELCFV office on or after May 1, 2013 for VPK Programs beginning in August 2013.
Providers should encourage parents or legal guardians to call the ELCFV office most convenient for them and arrange for an appointment to receive a COE. Proof of the child’s age (which could be a birth certificate or immunization record signed by a physician) and proof of residence, (which could be the parent or legal guardian’s driver’s license with the current physical address or a utility bill in the name of the person who will be signing the COE) is required.
When accepting VPK Certificates of Eligibility, providers should verify the program year the child is eligible for. The program year can be found in the upper left hand corner of the certificate and by looking at the child’s birth date as shown on the COE. The 2013/2014 eligible birth date range starts September 2, 2008 and ends September 1, 2009.
VPK Providers have the option of providing VPK in either or both of the following ways:
- 540 instruction hours, referred to as “School Year”
- 300 instruction hours, referred to as “Summer”
- School Year Instructors:http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/pdf/sy_vpk_instrct-credential.pdf
- Summer Instructors: http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/pdf/sumvpkinstrctcred.pdf
- Statutory Requirements: http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/pdf/vpkeqcrd.pdf
Summer 2013 Program funding rates effective July 1, 2012
•Flagler County - $6.49 per child per hour
•Volusia County – $6.53 per child per hour
School Year 2013/2014 funding rates effective July 1, 2012
•Flagler County - $4.24 per child per hour
•Volusia County – $4.26 per child per hour
Summer 2013-2014 Program funding rates effective July 1, 2013
•Flagler County - $6.48 per child per hour
•Volusia County – $6.53 per child per hour
School Year 2013-2014 funding rates effective July 1, 2013
•Flagler County - $4.23 per child per hour
•Volusia County – $4.27 per child per hour
The VPK Online Workshop is intended for:
- New providers
- A Provider whose VPK participation has lapsed for one or more years
- Current VPK providers who want to refresh their VPK knowledge
- A new Director of a VPK program
School Year VPK: sessions may be approved to begin on the first day of the regular school board calendar in the Provider’s county.
Summer VPK: sessions may be approved to begin May 1st or later; and after the Provider’s School Year VPK session has ended.
A VPK session is considered approved when both ELCFV and the Provider have signed the OEL-VPK20 Agreement.
- Applications may be submitted beginning on March 1st for an upcoming School Year or Summer session.
- Complete VPK application packets must be submitted and received by ELCFV by the 20th of the month to be considered for approval with a start date of the 1st of the following month or later. The only variation to this standard submission timeline is: Applications received by ELCFV between July 21st and September 20th will be considered for an approval with a start date of October 1st or later.
- Providers with program names A-G contact Monique Swinton ext. 156 or email@example.com
- Providers with program names H-O contact Jeanne Ramsey ext. 160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Providers with program names P-Z contact Jenni Riccio ext. 139 or email@example.com
|VPK Provider Guide||
The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties has formulated this easy to read VPK Guide to assist potential and current VPK providers.
|VPK Application Forms||
Downloadable VPK application forms:
|State of Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program Statewide Provider Agreement|
|VPK Application Checklist||
This form is a guide for providers to ensure a complete application packet is in place for the approval process. This form lists the required documents and the order of how documents should be submitted to ensure a successful approval.
VPK Calendar & Calculation Charts
Use this form to assist in the calculation of your VPK calendar to assure delivery of 540 instructional hours for the school year program.
School Year 2013/2014 - pre-filled for programs choosing to follow the Volusia School Board calendar – Click here
School Year 2013/2014 - Pre-filled for programs choosing to follow the Flagler School Board calendar – Click here
|Affidavit of Good Moral Character||
This form is part of a Level II Background Screening. Providers have each staff person complete this form and then have it notarized.
|Department of Children and Families||
Local DCF licensing and child care provider information:
|Director and Staff Credential Information||
Information on obtaining a VPK Endorsed Director and Staff Credential. View and print a DCF transcript.
This form must be completed to process your payments.
|VPK Provider Payment Process Orientation||Click here for the training PowerPoint|
|Electronic Funds Transfer Form||
This form is the Authorization Agreement for Automatic Deposit of Child Care Provider Payments
|Child Attendance and Parental Choice Certificate||
This form should be signed monthly by the parent of each child enrolled in the VPK program. This form is to be kept on site in the child's file.
|VPK Classroom Enrollment/Disenrollment Form||
Use this form to officially enroll a child into your VPK classroom. Use this form to officially disenroll a child during your VPK session. This form is required and will be used to verify reimbursement.
|Informed Parental Consent for Provider Transfers and Class Transfers||
This form is used to transfer a child from one classroom to another within your program.
|VPK Provider Name Change||Click Here to download this document|
|VPK Provider Change of Director||Click Here to download this document|
|VPK Provider Change of Address||Click Here to download this document|
|VPK Provider Change of Ownership||Click Here to download this document|
|Termination of VPK Agreement Form||Click Here to download this document|
|CCRR Provider Update Form||Click Here to download this document|
|VPK Provider Attendance Form||Click Here to download this document|