Providers

VPK Curriculum

Each VPK provider's curriculum must be developmentally appropriate, designed to prepare a student for early literacy, enhance age-appropriate student progress in attaining state-adopted performance standards, and prepare students to be ready for kindergarten based on the statewide kindergarten screening as described in Section 1002.67(2)(b), Florida Statutes. VPK providers may select or design the curriculum for their classrooms, unless they are on probation as a result of their kindergarten readiness rates falling below the minimum rate.

Legislation implementing the VPK Education Program requires private providers and public schools that have been placed on probation as a result of their kindergarten readiness rates falling below the minimum rate to use approved curricula.

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program Curriculum Approval Process

VPK Curriculum Approval Process requirements are outlined in Florida Administrative Rule 6M-8.604, formerly Rule 6A-1.099825: VPK Curriculum Approval Process. Only comprehensive curricula are reviewed for approval. In order to be considered comprehensive, the materials submitted must stand alone and cover all domains found in the performance standards approved for use in VPK programs (Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) (PDF, 9MB)).

Additional documents related to the VPK Curriculum Approval Process 

Approved VPK Curriculum Packages for use by programs on probation

Please click on a title below to open a PDF document that lists each title's curriculum materials and professional development required for compliance. Please note that the correct ISBN and/or edition must be purchased for compliance. 

Curriculum Title Publisher
Beyond Centers and Circle Time (PDF, 587 KB) Kaplan Early Learning Company
Creative Curriculum (PDF, 176KB) Teaching Strategies, Inc.
DLM Early Childhood Express (PDF, 380KB) School Education Group, a division of The Mc-Graw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The Empowered Child (PDF, 66KB) Learning Care Group
Frog Street Pre-K (PDF, 200KB) Frog Street Press
Frog Street Pre-K Summer (PDF, 108KB) Frog Street Press
Galileo Pre-K Online Curriculum  Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) 
HighScope  HighScope Educational Research Foundation 
InvestiGator Club (PDF, 129KB) Robert-Leslie Publishing
Journey Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum  Learning Care Group 
Learn Every Day and Nemours Bright Start (PDF, 168KB) Kaplan Early Learning Company
Let's Begin with the Letter People Comprehensive Program  Abrams Learning Trends 
LifeSmart Curriculum  Learning Care Group 
Little Treasures (PDF, 141KB) School Education Group, a division of The Mc-Graw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Scholastic Big Day for Pre-K (PDF, 723KB) Scholastic, Inc.
Splash into Pre-K  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt