Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.
We are using a research-based curriculum called the “Early Childhood Express”. This VPK approved curriculum offers a variety of activities that will give your child the very best preparation for Kindergarten.
A vital component of the curriculum is your involvement. There will be many enjoyable activities for you to do with your child at home, or while out and about, that will help him or her get the full benefit from the program.
You will find by the classroom door our daily and weekly curriculum as well as our parent information board to see what fun and exciting things we do each day. Also, periodically, there will be important notices and sign-up sheets on the door. The themes of the week are always displayed on a poster board at the front office as well explained to you in our monthly information letter.
All Lead Teachers, and most of our assistants, in the VPK program have a CDA (Child Development Associate’s credential.) Some of our Lead Teachers have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood or Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree. ALL ABOARD staff regularly attend our own training sessions as well as Early Childhood conferences and workshops.
All VPK classes operate Monday thru Friday. During these hours, the classes are operated under the rules and guidelines of the Department of Education and the Early Learning Coalition of SWFL.
* Children must be 4 years old by Sept 1st for Fall Session
Summer VPK (June 2 - August 11, 2014)
8:30am - 2:30pm (includes lunch)
VPK - Choose from three programs
3 hour Full year program( Aug. 18 -June 5)
6 hour Winter 2014 program (Aug. 18 - Jan. 15)
6 hour Spring 2015 program (Jan. 20 - June 5)
Wrap Around Available:
Children are welcome to attend beyond these VPK hours or on “school off” days and during school vacation times. Please contact us for more details.
How to get started:
After you get the confirmation and the items listed in step 4, fill out the enrollment forms and bring them and we will enroll your child in a class.
If you need help, please come in and bring child's birth certificate and proof of residence and we will do the rest.
When you refer your friends and family to our preschool we will credit you with their 4th week of tuition for their child. Naturally we hope you will be very happy with the services we provide at All Aboard Preschool. Just refer a new student to us to get this credit! No limit! Just one way we can say Thank You! Make sure you tell your friend or family member to mention that you referred them to us so that you get your credit!