The mission for School District of Manatee County is to educate and develop all students today for their success tomorrow. 

    Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is a program that is funded by the Office of Early Learning at the Florida Department of Education.  The School District of Manatee County (SDMC) offers the VPK program free of charge to families as either a 540-instructional hours school year program or a 300-instructional hours summer program.  Families may select either the school year or the summer but not both.  All children who reside in Florida turning four by September 1st of the school year are eligible to participate in a VPK program.

  •  “The 2018 VPK Choice period has closed.  Families who participated in VPK Choice should receive an email notification with the results of their application by Friday, March 23rd.  New enrollments and wait list for the school year 2018-2019 will start on Monday, April 16th.”

     "El periodo de selección de 2018 vpk (pre-kinder voluntario) ha cerrado.  las familias que participaron en el processo de selección de vpk van a recibir una notificación por correo electrónico con los resultados de su solicitud en o antes del viernes 23 de marzo.  las nuevas matrículas y lista de espera para el año escolar 2018-2019 comenzaran el lunes, 16 de abril."