Two-year- olds approach the world around them and make sense of it by touching, feeling, rolling, crawling, running, jumping, and climbing. They solve simple problems with the "trial and error" method and will practice an activity many times to master it. Children at this age also pretend more during play, using familiar objects and situations to process their daily experiences.
Three-year-olds learn primarily through exploring, using all the senses. While playing, they are better able to ignore distractions and focus on the task at hand. They will even persist in completing something that is a bit difficult and can think more creatively and methodically when solving problems.
Four-year-olds discover the world with great curiosity and use their imaginations to help understand it. Hands-on explorations help them to separate reality from fantasy. They can participate in the planning and implementation of simple scientific investigations. Over the course of the year they will increase their abilities to make observations, gather information, compare data, identify patterns, describe and discuss observations and form explanations and generalizations.
The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program prepares four-year-olds for kindergarten.
Five-year-olds are creative and enthusiastic problem solvers. They offer progressively more imaginative ideas for how to do a task, make something or solve longer-term or more abstract challenges. As they observe a variety of new experiences, five-year-olds ask more analytical questions and weigh their choices. They are also more social as they learn new things and prefer activities that involve other children..
If you live in Florida, and your child turns 4 years of age by September 1st, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE voluntary pre-kindergarten education program.
VPK provides four-year-olds with both self-management and emergent literacy skills, such as letter and sound recognition. These skills are critical for future academic success. The program gives your four-year-old a jump start, enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language, and social skills.
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Link to Early learning Coalition of Orange countyLink to Early learning Coalition of Orange county Single point of entry for Florida VPK registration