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VPK Early Literacy

The VPK Early Literacy course is one of 4 requirements for the VPK Director Endorsement. It may also be used to meet the following requirements:

  1. All child care personnel in facilities, large family child care homes and family day care homes are required to complete 5 hours or 0.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) of approved training in early literacy and language development of children from birth to 5 years of aged. This is a one time requirement.
  2. All child care personnel are required to complete 10-clock-hours of Annual In-service Training completed between July 1 and June 30 each year.

Staff Credential Requirement

Effective July 1, 2006 the lead VPK teacher must have an appropriate and active credential. The form CF-FSP 5206 (Staff Credential) may be used to verify credential and level and type of degree.

**Employment History Exemption and School-Age certificate are not accepted for VPK.

VPK Director Endorsement

Consistent with the requirements of section 1002.55(3)(f), F.S., a private prekindergarten program delivering the VPK program must have a director who has a VPK Director Endorsement, issued by DCF, that meets the requirements of Rule 6A.6.040(2), FAC.

Resources:

http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/providers.asp

VPK-Related Web Sites

Resources:

http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/
http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/pdf/pd.pdf
http://www.flvpkonline.org/elInfo.htm

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VPK Eligibility Requirements

Local Office of Early Learning Coalitions

VPK Training Requirements

VPK Related Minimum Lead Teacher Requirements
VPK Director Endorsement Requirements
All other Licensing Training Requirements

VPK Performance and Curricula Standards

Department of Education - Office of Early Learning