2021 BCPS Summer VPK

  • Summer VPK Information

    Summer VPK2021 BCPS Summer VPK Online Application Window Opens May 5th! APPLY NOW!! 
    2021 BCPS Summer VPK Flyers 
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    To apply for the 2021 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Summer VPK program, please do the following:

    VPK Certificate  Step 1. Apply for your child’s VPK Certificate of Eligibility or VPK Re-Enrollment Certificate* online via the State of Florida - Family Portal website. 

    *New Rule: Children that were enrolled in a VPK program during the 2020-2021 school year but utilized less than 70% of the 540 VPK hours (378 or less), are eligible to apply for a VPK Re-Enrollment Certificate and attend the Summer VPK session in addition to the 2020-2021 school year program.

    Apply Step 2. Create an account on the 2021 BCPS – VPK Parent Portal and create your child’s BCPS – VPK application.

    Computer Step 3. Log back into the 2021 BCPS – VPK Parent Portal to check the status of your application and see any needed documents or next steps.

    FAQ For additional information, please see our BCPS - Summer VPK Frequently Asked Questions.



  • What is Summer Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)?

    Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Summer VPK is a FREE, full-day instructional

    program offered 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, from June 21 – August 3, 2021.

    Student hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes breakfast, lunch and snack. Summer

    instruction and activities are fun, engaging, aligned with the Florida Early Learning and

    Developmental Standards and will help prepare your child for successful entry into Kindergarten

    in the Fall.

  • 2021 BCPS Summer VPK School Locations

     2021-2022 BCPS Summer VPK School Locations

    2021 BCPS Summer VPK Schools
      Summer VPK Site Address City Zip Phone
    1 Gulfstream Early Learning Center 120 SW 4th Avenue Hallandale Beach 33009 754-323-4700
    2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy 591 NW 31 Avenue Ft. Lauderdale 33311 754-322-6550
    3 North Lauderdale PK-8 7500 Kimberly Blvd. No Lauderdale 33068 754-322-7400
    4 Orange Brook Elementary 715 S. 46 Avenue Hollywood 33021 754-323-6750
    5 Peters Elementary 851 NW 68 Avenue Plantation 33317 754-322-7900
    6 Plantation Elementary 651 NW 42nd Avenue Plantation 33317 754-322-8000
    7 Pompano Beach Elementary 700 NE 13 Avenue Pompano Beach 33060 754-322-8050
    8 Sea Castle Elementary 9600 Miramar Blvd. Miramar 33025 754-323-7250
    9 Stephen Foster Elementary 3471 SW 22 Street Ft. Lauderdale 33312 754-323-5750
    10 Tedder Elementary 4157 NE First Terrace Deerfield Beach 33064 754-322-8650
    11 Village Elementary 2100 NW 70th Avenue Sunrise 33313 754-322-8750
    12 Walker Elementary 1001 NW 4 Street Ft. Lauderdale 33311 754-322-8800
    13 Westwood Heights Elementary 2861 SW Ninth Street Fort Lauderdale 33312 754-323-7900

  • 2021 BCPS Summer VPK Application Flyers

    2021 BCPS Summer VPK Application Flyers:

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  • BCPS Summer VPK Frequently Asked Questions

    BCPS - Summer VPK Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is Summer Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
    Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Summer VPK is a FREE, full-day instructional
    program offered 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, from June 21 – August 3, 2021.
    Student hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes breakfast, lunch and snack. Summer
    instruction and activities are fun, engaging, aligned with the Florida Early Learning and
    Developmental Standards and will help prepare your child for successful entry into Kindergarten
    in the Fall.

    2. Will there be any cost for Summer VPK?
    There is no cost to parents for the 2021 BCPS - Summer VPK program.
    Eligibility

    Children with a 2020-2021 VPK Certificate of Eligibility that was not used during the 2020-2021
    school year are eligible to apply. For more information, visit the Head Start/VPK website at:
    browardschools.com/headstart-vpk

    3. Summer VPK Locations:
    1. Gulfstream Early Learning Center 120 SW 4th Avenue Hallandale Beach 33009
    2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy 591 NW 31 Avenue Ft. Lauderdale 33311
    3. North Lauderdale PK-8 7500 Kimberly Blvd. North Lauderdale 33068
    4. Orange Brook Elementary 715 S. 46 Avenue Hollywood 33021
    5. Peters Elementary 851 NW 68 Avenue Plantation 33317
    6. Plantation Elementary 651 NW 42nd Avenue Plantation 33317
    7. Pompano Beach Elementary 700 NE 13 Avenue Pompano Beach 33060
    8. Sea Castle Elementary 9600 Miramar Blvd. Miramar 33025
    9. Stephen Foster Elementary 3471 SW 22 Street Ft. Lauderdale 33312
    10. Tedder Elementary 4157 NE First Terrace Deerfield Beach 33064
    11. Village Elementary 2100 NW 70th Avenue Sunrise 33313
    12. Walker Elementary 1001 NW 4 Street Ft. Lauderdale 33311
    13. Westwood Heights Elementary 2861 SW Ninth Street Fort Lauderdale 33312

    4. What are the hours and dates my child(ren) will attend the Summer VPK Program?
    The BCPS Summer VPK Program is a full day prekindergarten program that operates Monday –
    Thursday only. A great deal of learning will take place in the classroom from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
    p.m., beginning Monday, June 21, 2021 through Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
    Are meals provided throughout the day?
    Breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided to all students participating in the BCPS Summer VPK
    Program.

    5. How many children are in a class?
    There are 12 children assigned to a class with 1 certified teacher. In some cases, there will also
    be a Teacher Assistant assigned to a Summer VPK classroom.

    6. What is the attendance policy?
    All children are expected to attend the Summer VPK Program each day. However, if your child
    is absent, you are required to provide a written excuse to your child’s teacher. A child who is
    absent for (3) or more days during the summer VPK program will not be guaranteed continued
    enrollment and may be withdrawn. Parents are expected to drop off and pick up their children on
    time every day. A child shall be withdrawn from the program if they are repeatedly late to class
    or not picked up on time.

    7. Will my child’s progress be monitored and/or assessed?
    Yes, the students will be assessed two times during the summer using the State required VPK
    Assessment. The first assessment, called Assessment Period 1, or AP1, will be administered
    during the first two weeks of summer. The scores will provide the teacher and program with
    baseline information about your child’s skill levels. The assessment scores also help to
    individualize instruction to meet the needs of your child.
    The second assessment, called Assessment Period 3, or AP3, takes place one to two weeks prior
    to the end of the summer session. The combination of scores from AP1 and AP3 will help the
    teachers and parents determine what skills are mastered and those that need more attention.

    8. Will transportation be provided?
    No, transportation is not provided for Summer VPK. Parents are responsible for all
    transportation to and from school each day.

    NOTE: Students with disabilities that have summer transportation indicated on their
    child’s IEP may be provided transportation. Parents should contact their school’s ESE
    Specialists to review their child’s IEP prior to applying for Summer VPK.

    9. Will there be field trips and other activities scheduled for Summer VPK?
    No. There are no planned field trips for Summer VPK.



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.