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Apply Now for Voluntary Pre-K, Head Start

Free programs for 3- and 4-year-olds


Last updated 3/13/2019 at 8:54am

Polk County Public Schools began accepting applications March 4 for its Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) and Head Start programs. Each of the programs is designed to address students' developmental and educational needs. Eligibility requirements vary.

Available programs include:

• Voluntary Pre-kindergarten, or VPK, a free statewide program for all 4-year-old children. Children must be 4 on or before Sept. 1 of the 2019-2020 school year to participate. VPK is offered at 23 sites throughout the county. All 4-year-olds must submit a VPK Certificate of Eligibility.

• Title 1 PK, a federall...

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