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Friday, June 25, 2010

Voluntary PreK Registration for Jackson County Schools

Voluntary PreK (VPK) Registration for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year will be June 28th beginning at 8:00 a.m. Registration will be held at the Early Childhood Programs Office in Marianna located at 2950 Cherokee Street in front of Riverside Elementary School.

Applicants must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2010 and a Florida resident. VPK is not based on income. The VPK day consists of three hours per day at no charge. Families are given the opportunity to extend the day (equal to a regular school day) for a nominal fee.

All applicants must obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center in Marianna. For more information call 482-9140.

Parents need to bring the following to registration:

● VPK Certificate of Eligibility (no student will be registered without certificate)

● Child’s birth certificate and social security card

VPK will be at the following school sites: Jackson County Early Childhood Center, Cottondale Elementary, Graceville Elementary, Malone School and Grand Ridge School. The Early Childhood Programs at Sneads Elementary will be served on the campus of Grand Ridge School.

VPK spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please call the Early Childhood Programs Office at 482-1266.

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