Parents

All parents want their children to succeed in school. Seminole County Public Schools understands that you are your child's very first teacher. You may have questions or are looking for resources to help you prepare your children for school. Bel​ow you will find helpful resources as well as information about Early Childhood Education.

Parent Handbook
The Parent Handbook is a guide containing Seminole County Public Schools VPK procedures, guidelines, and specific program information.

Parent Agreement
The VPK Parent Agreement is a document signed by parents agreeing to the terms of the SCPS VPK Program. To apply, please visit www.seminoleearlylearning.org.

Financial Assistance
The Florida School Readiness Program offers financial assistance to low-income families for early education and care so they can become financially self-sufficient and their young children can be successful in school and beyond.

Parent Orientation PowerPoint Presentation
Seminole County VPK Parent Orientation is held annually before the beginning of the school year.  This PowerPoint presentation contains important information presented at this year's orientation.

Text BoxDividend School Volunteer
The Dividends School Volunteer Program encourages and promotes community involvement in the Seminole County Public Schools. Register today to become a Dividends School Volunteer. Click here for the Dividend application.

Parent Resources

SCPS Great Start… Pathways to Success
Seminole County Public Schools’ Great Start… Pathways to Success is for parents of infants and toddlers in Seminole County.  Great Start promotes parent education and helps parents develop essential early literacy skills in their children.

Click here for Great Start information.

Florida Office of Early Learning
The Office of Early Learning provides state-level support and direction for implementing the VPK program as well as other early learning programs.

1.866.357.3239 | www.floridaearlylearning.com

Seminole County Early Learning Coalition (ELC)
ELCs have additional information on VPK, including application procedures and dates to apply in your county.

1.866.357.3239 | www.seminoleearlylearning.org

Department of Children & Families (DCF)
The Department of Children and Families regulates licensed childcare facilities, licensed family childcare homes and facilities that care for mildly ill children in 60 of Florida’s 67 counties.

850.488.4900 | dcfsanswrite.state.fl.us/Childcare/provider

Pre-K Disabilities Clinic
The Pre-K Disabilities Clinic assists families of children ages 3-5 in the identification of learning delays and disabilities through screening, evaluation, development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and referral to programs and services. Support to families and school staff is provided through training, professional development, and consultation.

Click here for Pre-K Disabilities Clinic information.

Florida’s Central Directory of Early Childhood Services
The central directory provides information and referral services on disabilities and special health care needs for families, service coordinators and other professionals who work with children with special needs.

1.800.654.4440 | www.centraldirectory.org

2-1-1 Community Resources
2-1-1 is a national information and referral service that provides information and referrals to human services resources such as crisis intervention services, support groups, financial assistance and job training.

www.211.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children
To ensure parents have the information they need most, NAEYC provides families with a toolbox of skills and techniques for addressing their children's growth and development.

http://families.naeyc.org/families-today

PBS Ready to Learn
PBS Ready to Learn (RTL) promotes early learning through age-appropriate, educational and engaging content for children ages 2-8.

www.pbskids.org/readytolearn

Nemours BrightStart
Nemours BrightStart explains the importance of fundamental skills every child needs for future reading success.

http://www.nemours.org/service/health/brightstart/parent.html

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets has gathered free motivating materials and reading guides for parents and educators.

http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) is the largest nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. RIF’s monthly calendars provide engaging reading and writing activities to last a month!

http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/activities/monthly-activity-calendars.html

Colorin Colorado
Colorin Colorado is a bilingual site created specifically for parents and families of English language learners to provide information needed to help your child become a good reader and a successful student.

http://www.colorincolorado.org/families/

Zero to Three
Zero to Three provides science-based information and tools designed to help parents and caregivers nurture their young children’s development.

www.zerotothree.org

Programs

Voluntary Pre-K
KidZone
Great Start
The Foundation
FIN
ePathways