Family Resources

Family Education classes are available to parents, family members, and friends of students in our Prekindergarten programs. Sessions are held at different schools throughout the county that have Prekindergarten special education programs. There are no sessions scheduled at this time.
Myths about Bilingual Children

7 Myths and Facts about Bilingual Children Learning Language

A series of commonly shared misconceptions regarding exposing children to multiple languages and the truth about learning more than one language.

Read to Learn Free Book Club

Read to Learn Free Book Club

This is a free, monthly book club for all 3-year-olds in Miami-Dade County. On their third birthday, all children are eligible to receive a free book every month, delivered to their home. Children may be registered for The Children's Trust Read to Learn Book Club up to six months before they turn 3, and on the month of their third birthday, their year of fun and learning begins.

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Florida VPK

Voluntary PreK (VPK)

Is your child prepared for kindergarten? VPK gives 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. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers. If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program (families can also call 305-644-4046).

Children who had a disability as evidenced by a current individual educational plan (IEP) and was age-eligible for VPK became eligible for specialized instructional services (SIS). The Department of Education approves SIS providers whose services meet statutory standards, maintains a list of approved providers, and notifies each school district and early learning coalition of the approved provider list.

Parent Fact Sheet
How to Apply
VPK SIS Procedures