1,305 Children Enrolled Into Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten during Kick Off Event | Events

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1,305 Children Enrolled Into Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten during Kick Off Event
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Early Learning Coalition of Duval (ELC of Duval) enrolled more than 1,305 four- year-olds into the FREE Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program this weekend at the VPK Kick Off, which was held at the FSCJ Downtown campus, Fletcher High School and Ed White High School. The event drew the 2nd largest number of parents and families in the history of VPK in Jacksonville.

“We could not be more thrilled with the turn out this weekend,” said Susan Main, executive director of ELC of Duval. “Every child deserves a great education; VPK helps set the stage for bright futures by laying a foundation of quality early learning. I’m so pleased to see this many families taking a proactive approach in getting their children enrolled into VPK.”

Wachovia, A Wells-Fargo Company, sponsored the Kick-Off and will continue to sponsor other community events in the spring including a series of community sign-ups throughout the city. These enrollment events give parents the opportunity to register for the VPK program.  (See attached flyer for sign-up dates.)

The first community sign-up will be on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Ribault High School from 6-7:30 p.m. Dates and locations for other sign-ups are available at www.ChooseQualityChildCare.org.

To be eligible for VPK, children must turn 4 years old on, or before, Sept. 1, and they must live in Florida. When enrolling for VPK, parents will need to bring 1 proof of child’s age and 1 proof of Florida residency.  Typical examples for each are:

For proof of age:   (Child must be born between 9/2/2006 and 9/1/2007.)

Birth Certificate, Blue shot records signed by doctor, Passport or Military ID.   

For proof of residency:  


Driver’s License, Utility bill, Lease Agreement, FL Vehicle Registration Card or Pay stub

* We are also asking parents to provide their child’s Social Security number.

To find more information about VPK, or to find an enrollment in your area, call 904-208-2044 or visit www.ChooseQualityChildCare.org. Year-round registration is also available at the Early Learning Coalition of Duval office.

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