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Dairy Road Discovery Center in West Melbourne, FL offers high-quality VPK classes year round.

How Dairy Road Meets Florida VPK Standards

Florida’s Department of Education has recently found that only 58% of Florida VPK providers properly prepare children for kindergarten. In response, the Education Commissioner has released an updated set of standards that VPK providers must meet. Florida’s Voluntary Pre-K Standards According to Florida’s Office of Early Learning, 4-year-olds moving from VPK to kindergarten must demonstrate age-appropriate skills in 8 areas, including physical development, approaches
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Prepare Your Child for VPK at Dairy Road Discovery Center

As you drop off your child on his first day of VPK, you will probably be feeling a mixture of pride, worry, and apprehension. You might be wondering if your child is really ready for this change. By taking small steps to prepare your child for this next milestone, you can shed these fears and help your child increase their excitement as the start
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What is the Difference Between VPK and Daycare?

If you have a toddler at home, you may be aware of all the different early learning options for your child. You might be feeling overwhelmed trying to decide between daycare, preschool, and VPK. Here we break down the difference between daycare and VPK so you can determine the right fit for your family.  What is Daycare? The primary purpose of daycare is to
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What Is VPK?

Whether you’ve recently moved to Florida or your children are just starting school, if the term VPK is new to you, you aren’t alone. VPK stands for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten. It is an optional and free program for children who live in Florida. There are a few restrictions. Enrolling children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, and the program is only
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Top Benefits of VPK for Your 4-Year-Old

If you’re debating whether or not to enroll your child in a VPK program, you may want to examine the benefits of preschool education. You’re probably wondering why preschool is so important and why you can’t just wait until kindergarten to start your child’s education.  For some parents, preschool may seem like a daycare where their children play and spend time out of the
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Debunking Preschool and VPK Myths

There are many reasons why parents hesitate to register children for pre-school and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs. While some concerns should be explored further to make sure they are valid, many concerns come from inaccurate information. Today, we are going to highlight three myths we commonly hear and spend some time debunking them. Debunking Preschool and VPK Myths Myth: Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is Expensive Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
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What Is Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten? 3 Facts You Need to Know

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (or VPK) is a great way to get your child ready for their first year in public school. Before a child reaches the age of 5, they have learned an immense amount of knowledge as well as social skills. VPK, offers many benefits to children that they may not get in a daycare or pre-school setting. Structured Learning That Enhances Social Skills
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Fall VPK Sign Ups for Melbourne and West Melbourne FL.

Do you live in the Melbourne or West Melbourne FL area and are looking to enroll your child in VPK? Dairy Road Discovery Center has been a leader in early education in the Melbourne area since 1991. We believe that in order to have success in education, children need so much more that a good curriculum.  Children learn best when they are in a loving, safe
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How to find a great VPK program or Preschool in Melbourne FL

At Dairy Road Discovery Center we understand that when it comes to your child’s early education, nothing less than the best will do! It is our goal to help you find the best VPK or Preschool in Melbourne that will fit the needs of your little one, even if it’s not with us. Since 1991, we have been providing early childhood education to South
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