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VPK Instructor Qualifications

VPK Instructor Qualifications

The legislation that created the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program in 2002 specifies credentialing requirements for instructors in school-year and summer VPK classrooms. More recent legislation authorizes the Department of Education to approve educational credentials for instructors in school-year VPK programs that are equivalent to or greater than those originally specified. On June 19, 2018, the State Board of Education adopted additional educational credentials to meet requirements for school-year VPK instructors. 

FAQ - School Year VPK Instructor Requirements 

VPK Instructor Credential Checklists

School Year VPK Instructor Credential Options (02/2021)

Summer VPK Instructor Credential Qualifications (02/2021)

Equivalent Credentials

Rule 6A-4.01411 Equivalent Credentials for the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program for School- Year Instructors

Statutory Requirements

1002.55 School Year prekindergarten program delivered by private prekindergarten providers