Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

ASP VPK @ Oakland was established in 2008 to give our children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school. Our Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a free prekindergarten program for 4 and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida. Participating children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1 of school year they are enrolling for. The school year program includes 540 hours of instructional time which begins in August.  We follow the OACS calendar and offer before/aftercare services (prices available upon request).

Benefits of early education and the VPK program
The most important growth and development in the brain happens by the age of five.
The early years are the learning years. A child’s ability to be attentive and to follow directions emerges in the early years. Structured early learning fosters these abilities for later success in school and in life.
VPK prepares children to be ready for school. Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness tests and have better social skills and fewer behavioral problems once they enter school. They are also better prepared for Kindergarten, especially in the areas of pre-reading, pre-math and social skills.
VPK promotes a love of learning in children. VPK enhances what a child learns at home and instills a love of life-long learning.

Enrollment
Enrollment is managed by the ASP VPK office, not the OACS office.  If interested please contact ASP VPK via email oaklandvpk@aspkids.com or phone 407-654-2486.

The priority interest list for the 2019-2020 school year will open on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This list is for Oakland residents, Town of Oakland employees, returning ASP at OACS families, and siblings of current OACS students. Please call or email to be added to this list.

The open interest list becomes available at 6:00am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and is first come, first serve.  We will stop actively adding names promptly at 7:15am.  After this date and time, you may call or email the VPK office to be placed on the waitlist.

Tours are only available by appointment on Tuesday, January 8th from 11:30am - 2:30pm, Wednesday, January 9th from 11:30am - 1:30pm, and Thursday, January 10th from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Tours run every half hour and you must sign in at the OACS front office to receive a visitor pass.  Email the VPK office to reserve a date and time. 

VPK student in classroom looking at fish tank
VPK student in classroom pointing to number board