Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

Alphabetland is proud to announce we are currently working with the North Lauderdale Educational Center to run exciting and robust FREE Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Programs, with no registration fee.

VPK Programs Prepare your Child for Kindergarten

The North Lauderdale Educational Center's VPK Program includes over 500 instructional hours, with a curriculum focused on development of early language, reading, writing, math and social skills.  Our class sizes are small ... limited to no more than 10 children per teacher ... allowing your child to get the necessary attention to help them master the skills they need to be successful when they enter Kindergarten.


Every child that turns four (4) years of age by September 1st of the current year is eligible to participate in Florida’s FREE VPK.


Alphabetland, working in conjunction with the North Lauderdale Educational Center, Inc., offers FREE VPK programs at the nine (9) Broward County locations listed on the right side of this webpage.

Registering Your Child for FREE VPK

To register your child for Alphabetland's FREE VPK Program, here's what you need to do:

Step I --- Complete an Application

Download and complete the VPK Child Application (OEL-VPK 01) and Parent/Guardian Forms. These forms can be found on the Family Central website. Click here to be directed to the Family Center website where you can download these forms.

Please note - Social Security numbers are not required when completing the QEL-VPK 01 Child Application.

Step II --- Schedule an Appointment with a VPK Registrar

Schedule an appointment with Family Central to meet with a VPK Registrar in-person to register your child for VPK. The Family Central office is located at:

840 SW 81st Avenue
North Lauderdale, FL 33068-2001
Phone: (954) 720-1000

You can schedule your Family Central appointment online, by clicking here.

Please note - You will need to find and bring a COPY of the following documents with you to your appointment.
1. Proof of Florida Residency
2. Proof of Child's Date of Birth

You must bring these documents with you to your scheduled appointment, along with your competed VPK Child Application. Your child's registration cannot be completed without copies of both of these documents. Click here to see the compete list of acceptable proof of residency and birth date documents.

Step III --- Obtain your Certificate of Eligibility

Once you have met with a VPK Registrar and completed the registration process at your scheduled appointment, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility. You will need to present this form to the VPK provider of your choice.

Step IV --- Choose an Alphabetland VPK location

Choose from among the nine (9) conveniently-located Broward County VPK sites, listed to the right. Bring the Certificate of Eligibility voucher with you to the VPK site of your choice to enroll your child.