VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten)


Voluntary Prekindergarten at The Toddler Club

In the state of Florida, voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) program allow residents between the ages of four and five to attend specialized education programs free of charge. The Toddler Club participates in this innovative state-funded program and provides solid support for young children in preparing for their future academic pursuits. We offer the most conscientious and customized care for your little one to provide you with greater peace of mind when entrusting your child to us.

The Florida VPK Program

Parents of children who will turn four on or before September 1 are eligible to apply for free VPK by enrolling at an approved childcare or preschool. The Toddler Club can provide you with expert help in filling out forms and ensuring that you receive this state benefit, which covers up to 540 hours of school-year preschool and as many as 300 hours of summer care. This can save you a considerable amount on your childcare costs while ensuring that your toddlers and preschoolers receive the best preparation for kindergarten.

Extended Hours for Added Convenience

The Toddler Club is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This extended schedule is specifically designed to help busy parents manage a variety of responsibilities more effectively. We serve wholesome, well-balanced meals your child will love, allowing you to feel good about the childcare options available through The Toddler Club.

Our Teaching Staff

We employ only the most experienced and dedicated teachers and administrators with a real talent for reaching young minds and instilling a love of learning. This commitment to excellence allows us to accommodate a wide range of learning styles and personalities and to value each child in our care as an individual. Our professional teaching staff focuses on learning through play and developing independent skills that can provide added confidence for these young learners as they approach the formal education process.

The Best Preparation for Your Child

At The Toddler Club, our unique curriculum encompasses all the most important skills and subjects to prepare your preschooler for kindergarten. Our teachers focus on reading readiness, basic math skills and developing the personal and cognitive skills necessary to take on new challenges in the academic environment. The VPK program at The Toddler Club is an ideal first introduction to the learning process.

To learn more about our VPK program or our innovative curriculum, call us at 954-968-7713 to set up a tour of our facility in Coral Springs/Margate, Florida. We look forward to helping your child reach his or her full potential.
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To get your Free VPK voucher to use at The Toddler Club: click here

COVID-19 Health Precautions

Dear Parents,

Phase 1 hours are 7:30am-5:30pm.

If you have not yet made arrangements to have your child return, you must contact the school first on Monday morning after 7:30am to see if there are still spots available.

We would like to review the new procedures that will be in effect until further notice for the protection of our children and staff:

  • No more than 10 persons per room is permitted at this time.
  • No one except staff members and students will be permitted to enter the building unless absolutely necessary, as determined by the Directors. Drop off and pick up will take place at the front door. Parents must maintain a 6ft distance from others while waiting outside. You may wish to arrive a few minutes early in the event you need to wait. You must arrive at school by 9:00am.
  • Masks must be worn by anyone who enters the building. This includes children 3 and above (except nap time) – please make sure to send a mask with your child. If you need to enter the lobby you will need to sanitize your hands and wear a mask.
  • Entering Daily: Everyone must sanitize their hands and be screened prior to entering the building DAILY. This means a visual scan, questions re: exposure or any symptoms of illness, and a touch free temperature scan. This is required for adults and children.
  • Symptoms: Fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, colored mucus, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, or loss of taste/smell. If any child or staff member has any of these symptoms will not permitted to enter the building, must go home, and will not be permitted to return until after being 72 hours symptom free WITHOUT medication (including fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol), and with a doctor’s note. Parents who do not pick-up their child within an hour of being called or those who dose their child with Tylenol and don’t tell us they have temperature will not be permitted back at school.
  • Exposure: You must inform the Director immediately if your child (1) has symptoms, has tested positive, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19; (2) lives with someone who, in the past 14 days, has symptoms, has tested positive, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19; or (3) has come into direct contact with someone who, in the past 14 days, has symptoms, has tested positive, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19. If you suspect that your child or anyone else may have COVID 19 it is important you do not attempt to send your child to school, confidentially notify the Director immediately, and get a test done as soon as possible.
    Handwashing: All children will be brought to wash their hands for 20 seconds before joining their class. In addition to the usual handwashing of children after bathroom, before eating, etc, we will wash the children’s hands every half hour for 20 seconds
  • Sign-in/out – please bring your own pen
  • There will be no rotating of staff/children, so your child will be with the same children and teacher/s throughout the day
  • Social distancing (6ft apart) is required by all adults, and by children to the extent possible
  • We will receive boxed lunches.
  • Bathrooms: All bathrooms will be sanitized between each use.
  • ALL toys that are utilized throughout the day, whether mouthed or not, will be immediately placed in a bin to be sanitized and thoroughly dried before going back out for another child to play with.
  • Our usual cleaning/disinfecting policies will be more frequent and deeper. ALL surfaces, shelving, toys, art supplies, doorknobs etc. will be cleaned every time they are touched and at the end of the day.
  • All cots/cribs will be 6 ft apart during rest periods. Cots will be disinfected after each use.
  • Water fountains will not be used. We will use water coolers with disposable cups.
  • Playground equipment will not be used. We will take the children for walks, plan activities such as scavenger hunts, hopscotch, relay races etc. to get fresh air and exercise each day. If a child touches any equipment outside, we will sanitize. Only one group at a time will be allowed outside in any fenced in play area.
  • No soft surfaces will be allowed as they are difficult to sanitize. Dress up clothes, soft block, stuffed animals, etc. are stored. All carpets were cleaned in the past week.
  • For a limited time, Governor’s Essential Worker scholarships are now available. The list is extremely broad; to check if you qualify see below. Even if you are presently on School Readiness, it is beneficial for you to apply (no parent co-pay) and it will take just a few minutes. To apply: click here.

I’m sure that you share our tremendous appreciation for our dedicated staff for their willingness to do what only they can do – and they do it so well – to service you, our families. Please remember to express your appreciation.

Looking forward to seeing you soon - stay safe and be well.

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