Starting March 21st, you can contact our office for availability and waiting list options. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Maria Camacho at 941-753-0958 ext 38200.



2022-2023 MCSD VPK Choice


    Children who are 4 years of age by September 1 qualify for VPK for the 2022-2023 school year.

    VPK is a FREE 3 hour per day program.

    Families who live in a Title 1 school zone and choose a VPK program at a Title 1 school are eligible for a full school day program (8:30-3:20 PM) free of charge. Title 1 schools are Abel, Ballard, Bayshore Elementary, Blackburn, Daughtrey, Manatee Elementary, Moody, Oneco, Palm View, Palmetto Elementary, Prine, Rogers-Garden Bullock, Samoset, Sea Breeze and Tillman(not all Title 1 schools offer VPK).Please contact our office for more information. 

    Full day VPK program (8:30-3:20 PM) at a Non-Title 1 school requires a monthly fee of $275 and a $30 non-refundable registration fee.

    Families may choose a VPK program at their zoned school, or from their Elementary Cluster. To locate the student’s zoned school and Elementary Cluster, visit https://www.manateeschools.net/schoollocator and search for the enrolling parent/guardian’s home address.

    Verification of current address is required to complete enrollment.

    Transportation is not provided for VPK students. Families are responsible for transporting the VPK student to and from school.


VPK Certificate of Eligibility

  • Do you have a VPK Certificate of Eligibility for the school year 2022-2023?
    Before you can participate in VPK, you must have a VPK Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County. 
    To obtain a certificate, please visit https://www.elc-manatee.org or call (941) 757-2900.



  • Completing a VPK Choice Application DOES NOT guarantee assignment to a choice school.
    Placement decision will be based upon school zone, school clusters and considerations listed in the application. VPK school sites are subject to change based on specific school enrollment and unit allocations.

    Applicants should receive an email with the results by Friday, March 11,2022. 
    If your email changes, or you do not receive your application results, please call the SDMC Department of Early Learning at (941) 753-0958 ext. 38200