Volusia County School District pre-kindergarten program accepting applications

DELAND, Fla. -- The School District of Volusia County will provide a free, full-day Voluntary Prekindergarten Program during the 2015-2016 school year.

Families zoned for the hosting schools and with a child who will be 4 years old on or before Sept.1, 2015, are eligible for this VPK/Title 1 Early Learning Initiative.
Hosting schools are Forest Lake, Friendship, Holly Hill, McInnis, Orange City, Palm Terrace, Pierson, Sugar Mill, Sunrise, Starke, Turie T. Small and Westside elementaries. In addition, a program for pre-kindergartners with families zoned for Horizon, Port Orange and South Daytona elementary schools will be hosted at Atlantic High School.
All sites will operate the program during regular school days and follow the district’s school year calendar. Instructional hours are the same as K-5 students. Transportation will not be provided.
Parents may complete an application at their zoned school now through the month of August. To participate, a child must:
• Be zoned for the hosting schools;
• be 4 years-old on or before September 1, 2015;
• Be a resident of Volusia County living within the school zone;
• Have a current, valid 2015-2016 school year Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties, of which one can be obtained by
clling 386-323-2400.
For more information on the pre-k program, plese call 386-734-7190, 255-6475, 427-5223 or 860-3322, ext. 33214 or 33210.

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