Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten


     VPK is a free program available to every eligible four year old in the state of Florida. This three hour-a-day program is made to assist children in their readiness for kindergarten. A full school day program is available to parents who are willing to pay the difference in cost.


     We have found that our Montessori preschool program in and of itself has been more than adequate in preparing the children. However, in the challenging economic climate in which we find ourselves, VPK will serve as a great opportunity to provide outstanding educational opportunities to all who wish to participate.



  The responsibility of the parent who chooses to participate in the Montessori VPK program would be to contact the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County (ELCMC) to obtain a certificate of eligibility. [COE]  


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