The VPK application process is entirely online. We have computers and scanners available to parents at our offices during work hours if they do not have access to the Internet elsewhere. You will need
- Your child’s Social Security number.
- One proof of current residency: driver’s license, utility bill, or paystub.
- One proof of your child’s age: birth certificate, passport, shot records, or military ID.
Families will need to separately scan and submit supporting age and residency documents in PDF format.
Follow these steps to apply for VPK:
- Click the following link to navigate to the Family Portal: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/Account/Login
- If you are a new user, register for an account with a reliable email address and memorable password.
- Log into the Family Portal using your email as the user name.
- Click the blue button that says, “Create a new VPK application.”
- Complete the basic information and upload the required documents as specified on the Family Portal.
- Certify the application by typing your first and last name as an electronic signature.
If you experience any technological difficulties during the application process, please contact the Family Portal Help Desk at 1-850-717-8600.
Once the application is submitted, it can take up to 5 days for ELCAC to process it. You will receive a notification via email that updates you on the status of your child’s VPK application.
If the application is approved, log into the Family Portal to print the Certificate of Eligibility and deliver it to the VPK provider of your choice.
If the application is rejected, log into the Family Portal to edit the application and make the suggested corrections.
Please download and print the Certificate of Eligibility within a week of being approved. If you cannot print the certificate after being approved, please contact our Staff Support Specialist for assistance.
Download Florida’s VPK Fact Sheet for more information. For assistance with VPK, call 352-375-4110. Ext. 333. The Florida Office of Early Learning (OEL) administers this program and can be accessed at www.floridaearlylearning.com.