BRADENTON – Five Manatee District elementary schools will offer free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten programs this summer from Thursday, June 12, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014. The five district summer VPK locations are Bayshore Elementary, Daughtrey Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Palmetto Elementary and Rogers Garden Elementary.
The summer VPK program is for all children who were four-years old by September 1, 2014, who are residents of Florida, and who were not enrolled in VPK during the 2013-2014 school year. Daily hours for summer VPK are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included at no cost.
Parents interested in enrolling their child in the summer VPK program can do so from May 5th – May 9th at the Parent Information Center. To enroll students in the summer VPK program, parents need to follow the two steps below:
Go to the Early Learning Coalition located at 600 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL. 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.
Take your Certificate of Eligibility, your child’s Birth Certificate, a Certificate of Immunization and a Physical Examination Certificate to the Manatee District’s Parent Information Center, located at 234 Manatee Ave. E., where you will complete a registration packet. You will receive a Notice of Confirmation after completing and submitting the registration packet at the Parent Information Center. The Parent Information Center phone number is 708-4971.
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