Clueless Mom About VPK



Broward County VPK Program Preschool Honestly, I am not sure about you, but I remember the first time I had to sign-up Isabella for preschool; I spent hours worrying about how I would pay weekly rates at daycare when Ben was the only one working. I remember chatting with my bestie, Rafeea telling her, I did not think I would be able to afford it. At the time, she was the director and owner of a daycare in Orange County. In my eyes, Isabella would be missing preschool.

She responded with, “Are you serious right now?”. I said, “yes, I am.” She said, “all you need to do is the VPK application!” I had no clue what she was talking about. I wish I had told her earlier; I could have saved myself all that pain and heartache. Ha! I thought to myself —-It’s pretty nice to have friends in high places because she did not just tell me what to do for the application; she stayed on the phone with me and completed it for me. I sent her the pictures and information, and she uploaded it all into the system. Normally, I am usually the techy one who completes paperwork and all the online applications in our home and does not have a problem. I was already feeling so stressed out and overwhelmed with everything happening in my life at the time, and I couldn’t focus. But this time, all I needed was a little direction and my friend.

On the other hand, I was ecstatic that I did not need to pay for this option. She continued to share with me other programs that the Early Coalition Of Broward County offered. Even though it was a different county, they all had the same mission of helping families and providing them with valuable resources.

We all need that help sometimes; at Broward Mom Collective, we understand that as a mom, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” and that’s one of the reasons we are here is to help, guide and support you by providing these resources and information to you!

If you need help completing your child’s VPK application, we are just a phone call away!

Here is some updated information for this year for enrolling your child in the ELC VPK Program. If you would like to enroll your child into the 2022-2023 School Year VPK Program:

Important Dates
If your child’s birthday falls between February. 2 and September. 1 of the program year and who complete less than 70% (378 hours) of the 2021-2022 school year VPK program, can reenroll into the next program year (2022-2023) if they meet reenrollment criteria.
Many of our moms did not know that you can still apply for the Summer VPK program or a new VPK Enrollment online through the Office of Early Learning’s Family Portal. If you need assistance with completing an application for your child contact the Early Learning Coalition of Broward.
Re-enrollment into Summer VPK
Children who complete less than 70% (378 hours) of the 2022-2023 school year VPK program, can reenroll into a Summer 2022 VPK program due to an extreme hardship.
Summer VPK
This means 200-300 instructional hours (public schools and private providers)
School districts offer Summer VPK programs at approved schools. Private providers can choose to offer a Summer VPK program. Children who have not previously attended a VPK program OR who meet the reenrollment criteria listed below may be eligible to participate.
VPK Specialized Instructional Support (SIS)
VPK SIS is an option for children with disabilities who have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) where certified or licensed professionals provide instruction or therapy in individual or small group settings outside of a traditional classroom setting. Click here to learn more about this program! 
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Annie Makhanlall is the co-founder and owner of Broward Mom Collective, LLC. Wearing many hats is her specialty. She brings creativity and sparkle to everything that she does. Her followers are always looking forward to seeing her savvy couponing skills and daily adventures while balancing life. She is the mom that walks down the hall with 2 bookbags on her shoulders; lunch bags in one hand and coffee in the other all the while managing to take pictures of her daughters… Yup, that’s Annie! She enjoys spending quality time with her family; creating arts and crafts; holding nostalgic family picnics at the park; baking and decorating delicious cookies and adding glitter to just about everything she does! She loves connecting and networking with the people living in her community. She is a night-owl, very creative, family-oriented, coffee lover, glitter mom, passionate, and always pushing herself to be better than the person she was yesterday! She strives to connect families with local resources while helping local businesses. She is constantly brainstorming, hoping to crack the code on Motherhood while being the Perfectly Imperfect Mompreneur.


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