2021-2022 VPK/Enrichment Application Information

VPK Additional Information

  • Student Selection

    Due to the high demand, Federal, State and District requirements, a selection process must occur in order to ensure equity for selection in our Pre-K classes.  Students are selected for enrollment in one of two ways:

    • VPK/Enrichment (Title I Supported) Selection Process – This process is used to select Broward residents that are applying for the full day, free VPK/Enrichment class supported by State-funded VPK and Federally-funded Title I. It involves using multiple, education-related, objective criteria for selection of students. Students are selected based upon academic need using the information you provide through the BCPS – VPK Parent Portal online application AND the BRIGANCE developmental screening tool, administered by a teacher. Priority is given to students living within the school’s attendance boundary.
    • VPK/Enrichment (Tuition Supported) Process – This process is used to select students that are applying for the full or half-day, VPK/Enrichment (Tuition Supported) classes offered at selected BCPS schools. There are limited seats for parents interested in a free, 3-hour, VPK only class and seats for families interested in a full day, VPK/Enrichment tuition supported program. Students are selected based upon District priority and random selection. Priority is given to students living within the school’s attendance boundary.

     For more information, please contact the Head Start/Early Intervention Department, VPK Office at 754-321-1961. 


     

  • Important Information about Entering Kindergarten after Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
    Selection for a Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program at a school does not guarantee placement for Kindergarten at the same school. If your child is selected or offered a seat in a Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) class that is not your boundary school, you must apply for and receive a reassignment in order for your child to attend Kindergarten at the same school. To learn about the reassignment process, please visit the School Choice website.