Summer VPK

  • Summer VPK

    2024 Summer VPK registration begins on April 1, 2024.
    Summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is offered as a FREE full day program during the summer. Space is limited.

    Do you have a current Summer VPK Certificate of Eligibility?
    To participate in VPK, you must have a VPK Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County for the current school year. To obtain a certificate, please visit or call (941) 757-2900. Students who are 5 years old before September 1 of the academic year are not eligible for the VPK program offered by the School District of Manatee County.

    Gather Documents.
    Gather and scan the documents on the VPK Registration Checklist. If your application is approved, these documents MUST be submitted prior to the student attending the VPK program. Verification of current address is required to complete enrollment.

    Submit Summer VPK registration via FOCUS.
    Summer VPK registration will not be available in FOCUS until April 1, 2024.

    Make sure you select "VPK Registration".  "Online Registration" is for K-12 students.

    Summer VPK registrations must be completed/signed by the ENROLLING parent/guardian via their FOCUS account. The student must be added to FOCUS and linked/enabled to the ENROLLING parent's FOCUS account before the Summer VPK registration can be accessed during the enrollment window.

    If you do not have a FOCUS account, visit the FOCUS page.
    Please do NOT create a new Focus account before April 1, 2024.

    For questions, please call (941) 753-0958 x38200.

Summer VPK Program Details

  • Location
    Samoset Elementary

    June 3-July 30 (excluding June 19 and July 1-4)

    Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-6:00pm

    • Children who are 4 years of age by September 1 of the school year are eligible.
    • Children who did not participate in VPK during the prior school year are eligible.
    • Parents must obtain a Summer VPK Certificate of Eligibility (COE) issued by the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County to participate.
    • VPK students must be potty-trained.

    Transportation is NOT provided for VPK students. Families are responsible for transportation to and from school.