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Prekindergarten Programs - VPK and Head Start

Brevard Public Schools offers a variety of prekindergarten programs to prepare and build the foundation for school success.  The following types of prekindergarten programs are available:

The Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program, in collaboration with the Early Learning Coalition of Brevard, is a state funded early learning program.  It is offered at selected schools with limited enrollment.  Students must be 4 years old on or before September 1.

·         Step FOURward VPK
The Step FOURward VPK classes are offered at identified Title I schools for eligible students who reside in the attendance area of the school.

·     Blended VPK
The Blended VPK classrooms are comprised of ten basic education students and eight exceptional education students. The VPK students are role models for the students with special needs as they work and learn together.

·     Head Start/VPK
The Head Start/VPK classes are offered at identified locations for eligible students.

·     Early Childhood Education VPK
The Early Education Childhood VPK program is offered at five high schools to eligible students.

·     Summer VPK
The summer VPK program is open to eligible students in the months before they start kindergarten.  This summer program is for students who did not attend the previous school year VPK program.

For more information about the VPK programs please view the links below.

The Head Start Program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. The Head Start VPK and Head Start-3 program is available at 14 Brevard School sites for children who turn 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1. 

  • Head Start/VPK
    The Head Start/VPK program is for qualified four-year-old students. 

  • Head Start - 3
    The Head Start - 3 program is for qualified three-year-old students.

For more information and eligibility information about the Head Start programs please view the links below.




 VPK Information

2018-19 VPK Information
2018-19 VPK Information - Spanish
Florida Early Learning & Developmental Standards 4 Year Old to Kindergarten
Florida Early Learning & Developmental Standards Birth to Kindergarten

 Head Start Information

Head Start Application and Information
Head Start Application and Information - Spanish
Brevard Public Schools Head Start


Early Learning Coalition of Brevard
Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards
Florida's Office of Early Learning

Marilyn Sylvester
Director of Early Childhood
321.633.1000 x340

Beth Mills, Ed.D.
Early Childhood/VPK Coordinator
321.633.1000 x362

Terri Barlow

Head Start Principal
321.617-7786 x220