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My First Day of VPK

My First Day of VPK

Your child will soon be starting their very first day of voluntary prekindergarten (VPK). This is a huge milestone worth celebrating!

Printable Flyer

No doubt, you’ll be taking a few pictures on your child’s first day of VPK. You can make the occasion even more memorable by downloading and printing our “My First Day of VPK” flyer.

Then, use #1stDayFLVPK​ when posting your photos on social media. The Division of Early Learning will be sharing #1stDayFLVPK tagged pictures on our social media through the beginning of September this 2022–2023 school year. You can follow along using #1stDayFLVPK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We are excited to see all of your #1stDayFLVPK pictures and we hope you and your family enjoy all the new adventures in this coming year!

First Day Tips

  • Arrive early and allow enough time for your child to become familiar with their classroom and teacher before you say goodbye.
  • Plan the night before and visualize the day. Help your child know what to expect and let them imagine how their first day will go.
  • Don’t try and sneak away to prevent a meltdown. Accept that saying goodbye will be emotional, but remind her that she'll be safe and will have fun at her new school. Even if she runs off to play with friends, make sure to let her know that you are leaving.
  • Practice getting ready in the morning, packing lunch and even driving to the school before the first day to help your child get familiar with this new routine.
  • Let your child know how proud you are of him even before he takes his first step into the classroom.