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

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! Our goal is to help you find the best VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) or Preschool in Melbourne that will fit the needs of your little one, even if it’s not with us. Since 1991, we have provided early childhood education to South
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Debunking Preschool and VPK Myths

In Brevard County, FL, preschool and VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) programs have been around for decades, providing early education opportunities for young children. However, there are still many common myths surrounding these programs. It’s time to debunk these misconceptions about preschool and clearly understand the importance of early childhood education. Debunking the Top 5 Preschool Myths Myth #1: Preschool Is Too Expensive While it is true that
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VPK Develops Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Many parents wonder about their child’s development. From first words, teeth, and steps, parents constantly research milestones and ask, “Are they on track?” This continues into preschool as you observe children who speak well, recognize their numbers, or begin to read. A common question for preschool teachers is, “How do I know if my 5-year-old is ready for kindergarten?” Rest assured, development rates vary among children, and
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Play-Based Learning Preschool and VPK in Melbourne, FL

When choosing a preschool for your child you have to consider curriculum options. One choice is a focus on play-based learning. At Dairy Road Discovery Center in West Melbourne, Florida this is our curriculum of choice. Learn more about this learning style and why we believe it’s the best choice for preschoolers.  What is Play-Based Learning? Play-based learning is a form of learning where
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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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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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