Florida Voluntary Preschool Program
Florida's VPK program provides for 540 hours of school readiness instruction for any child who turns four years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year and enrolls in an approved program. A Certificate of Eligibility and all other necessary documentation must be received by our office before your child begins the VPK program. Lighthouse Christian Academy's VPK program falls under the jurisdiction of the Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway, and, therefore, will follow all guidelines and requirements set forth by the coalition. Ms. Sherry Land has been with LCA since 2005. She works with our 3 year old children; with love and consistency, she prepares them for the VPK program
LCA claims religious exemption from state licensure and exceeds the minimum requirements of health, sanitation, and safety (s.402.316(1), Florida statues). LCA staff also meet all necessary background screening requirements (ss.402.305, 402.3055, 435.04, and 435.05, Florida Statutes).
Admissions and Enrollment Policies
LCA admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to the students at the school. However, all children are accepted on a trial bases. We reserve the right to dismiss any child that we feel we cannot help in our type of specialty school.
A student's immunization card and health record are required as part of the admissions process. No student may begin preschool without the proper documentation on file.
In order to enroll in our 3 year old program, students must turn three years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year. Also, your child must be completely potty-trained. No exceptions will be made.
Our preschool continually strives to be excellent in all things. Not only are we monitored by several external organizations, but we are also committed to self-monitoring in order to assure compliance with state-approved licensing and accrediting agencies.
In order for a child to be registered for the next school year, the family's financial account must be current. A child may be denied re-enrollment due to poor academic, attendance, or behavior performance and/or lack of parental support for the school's Christian philosophy, program staff, and its rule and regulations. There is no enrollment fee for the preschool program. However, parents must fill out the re-enrollment forms and return them by the established deadline. Other forms may be required if participating in the Florida VPK program.