In addition to our wonderful infant, toddler, and preschool programs, Little Sunshine Preschool and Learning Center is also proud to be a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) provider!
VPK is a state-funded, free program open to all Florida residents with children who turn 4 on or before September 1st of the school year. Our VPK program is designed to help prepare children for Kindergarten, using a developmentally appropriate curriculum that encompasses all areas of the 2008 Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Standards. Children will be engrossed in a fun and stimulating learning environment, enriched with specialized learning activities such as journal writing, sight words, creative art projects, computers and more!
Our VPK program is engaging and enjoyable for teachers, children and parents. Little Sunshine Preschool and Learning Center participates in many activities and special events including but not limited to Jitter-Bug Gym, Dance Classes, a visit from the Fire Department and Dentist, a special Thanksgiving Day Feast, Holiday celebrations, and the Great Egg Hunt. Our program also consists of weekly food experiences, outdoor activities, as well as nutritious daily snacks. We sponsor Scholastic Book Fairs and participate in the Scholastic Book Club. We end a spectacular year with a fabulous Graduation Ceremony.
Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences, “VPK Back to School Night”, and other special events are scheduled throughout the year to keep parents informed about their child’s progress and development. Monthly calendars and newsletters provide parents with constant information regarding curriculum themes, activities, and special events.
Our VPK program runs for 3 hours per day, with morning (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) and afternoon (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) schedules available. Families interested in full-time care also have the option to enroll their child in our wrap-around (6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) program.