The State of Florida-funded Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
Program prepares Florida's children for a successful Elementary
School experience, focusing on early language and literacy.
This program prepares four year-olds (child must be 4 on or before
September 1st) for Kindergarten, building a strong foundation for
lifelong educational success. Classrooms are arranged into defined
learning areas and structured settings with learning domains taught
by highly trained and educated teachers. Curriculum coincides
with Chappell's philosophy, wherein the development of the TOTAL
CHILD is the focus. Children in VPK not only develop skills
in language, literacy, mathematics, science and social studies, but
also creativity, listening, self-esteem, self-control,
responsibility, and cognitive, social, emotional, physical and
creative development. The eight domains of learning used in VPK
• Physical Health
• Approaches to Learning
• Social and Emotional Development
• Language and Communication
• Emergent Literacy
• Mathematical and Scientific Thinking
• Social Studies and The Arts
• Motor Development.
Children who participate in VPK score higher on school-readiness
tests, develop better language skills, acquire better social
skills, experience fewer behavioral issues and are thoroughly
prepared for Kindergarten. The benefits of the Florida
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program truly promote a lifelong love of
Chappell offers FREE 3-hour VPK (as well as full day VPK
wrap-around care for a fee) at select locations. Click here for
details about our locations.
or http://www.elcbigbend.org for
more information about Florida's VPK program.