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.
NEW! 2018 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: 4 Years Old to Kindergarten) (PDF).
|Timeframe||Task/Forms||Deadline (on or before)|
Must be submitted within 14 calendar days of rule and supporting document publication
Submission Window: Aug. 20-31, 2018
||Friday, Aug. 31, 2018|
Must be submitted within 45 calendar days of rule and supporting document publication.
Submission Window: Aug. 20-Oct. 3, 2018
||Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018|
FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
no material will be accepted after the submission deadlines
|Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018|
Additional documents related to the VPK Curriculum Approval Process.
- 6M-8.604 Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Curriculum Approval Process
- VPK Education Program: Policy and Procedures for Curriculum Approval
- VPK Education Program: Curriculum Approval Specifications
- VPK Committee Member Agreement
- VPK Publisher’s Intent to Submit Form
- VPK Publisher Registration Form
- VPK Publisher Agreement Form
- VPK Curriculum Evaluation Form
- VPK Curriculum Reviewer Application
Approved VPK Curriculum Packages for use by programs on probation
Important News! - The Approved Curricula List of 2012 will expire August 1, 2019.
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.
|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 (PDF, 515KB)||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|