BRADENTON – Five Manatee District elementary schools will offer free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten programs this summer from Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to Thursday, August 8, 2013. The five district schools that will offer the free Summer VPK are Abel Elementary, Ballard Elementary, Blackburn Elementary, Samoset Elementary and Sea Breeze Elementary.
The summer VPK program is for all children who were four-years old by September 1, 2012, who are residents of Florida and who were not enrolled in VPK during the 2012-2013 school year. Daily hours for summer VPK are Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included at no cost.
Parents interested in enrolling their child in the summer VPK program can do so beginning May 6th at the Parent Information Center, located at 234 Manatee Ave. E., in Bradenton. To enroll students in the summer VPK program, parents need to follow the two steps below:
Go to the Early Learning Coalition located at 3526 9th St. W. You will be given a Summer VPK Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You will need your child’s birth certificate and current proof of Florida residency to obtain a COE. For additional information call 757-2900 ext.102.
After receiving your Certificate of Eligibility, take it and your child’s Birth Certificate, a Certificate of Immunization and a Physical Examination Certificate to the Manatee District’s Parent Information Center and complete a registration packet. You will receive a Notice of Confirmation after completing the registration packet and submitting it to the Parent Information Center. The Parent Information Center phone number is 708-4971.
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