Enrollment for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program begins March 2

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The School District of Indian River County will begin enrolling pre-kindergarteners in the summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program on March 2.The summer classes provide a 300-hour instructional program that will run from June 14 through July 28.  Available student hours begin at 7:40 a.m. and continue through 5:20 p.m. and, pending enrollment, will be offered at Rosewood Magnet School and Pelican Island Elementary School.   The  program is free of charge for eligible students.To be eligible for the Summer VPK Program, a child must be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2010 and entering kindergarten in the 2010-2011 school year and did not participate in the VPK school year program during the 2009 – 2010 school year.Parents must register their child with the School District of Indian River County Pre-K Office on one of the following dates: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from 8 a.m.-noonTuesday, March 9, 2010 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.Or after these dates by calling 564-4169 for an appointmentDocumentation needed for enrollment:Proof of the child’s age (for example an original birth certificate)Proof of the family’s residency (example a bill for a service that you receive in your name at your current address)Child’s Social Security card (Optional, if available at the time of registration)VPK students also need to have a current (given within one year of the June 14, 2010 program start date) physical and immunization records. Students will not be allowed to attend until these records are complete and received on site.The Pre-K Office located in the east parking lot of the Freshman Learning Center at 1507 19th Street, Vero Beach. Contact Kim McCorrison, School Readiness Coordinator, at 564-4169 with any questions or for additional information.

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