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All children who live in Florida who turn 4 years of age by September 1, are eligible to participate in Florida's FREE VPK program, including children with a disability.

:: Documentation needed to determine a child’s age: Parents/Guardians must bring a copy of one of the following documents to one of the registration sites to verify their child’s age.

  • Child’s official birth certificate; or

  • A duly attested transcript of a certificate of baptism showing the date of birth and place of baptism of the child, accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by the parent; or

  • An insurance policy on the child’s life that has been in force for at least two years, which reflects the child’s birth date; or

  • A bona fide contemporary religious record of the child’s birth accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by the parent; or

  • A passport or certificate of arrival in the United States showing the birth date of the child; or

  • A transcript of record of age shown in the child’s school record from at least four (4) years prior to application, stating the date of birth; or

  • An immunization record indicating the date of birth, signed by a public health officer or by a licensed practicing physician; or

  • A valid military dependent identification card showing the date of birth.

  • NOTE: If none of the above information is available, an affidavit of age sworn to by the parent, accompanied by a certificate of age reflecting the child’s birth, signed by a public health officer or by a licensed physician which states that the physician has examined the child and believes that the age as stated in the affidavit is substantially correct.

 

:: Proof you live in Florida - Parents must bring a copy of one of the following documents to verify they live in Florida:

  • Utility bills; or

  • Insurance policies; or

  • Pay stubs; or

  • Government documents (e.g., prior tax returns).