Your Trusted Partner for Florida VPK & School Readiness
Kaplan is proud to extend its long-standing tradition of supporting you -- Florida's early childhood professionals and caregivers – with this website, which is designed to help you create quality learning environments for young children. With the click of a button, you will find the information and resources you need to design and operate a high quality pre-kindergarten program for young children and their families in your area.
Participation in Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program and School Readiness Program ensures that children are ready for a great kindergarten year and lays the foundation for future academic success. We look forward to playing a role in that success story!
Professional Development Available
Looking for Professional Development on any of the curricula lists below? We've got you covered. Contact our Professional Development department.
Ages 3 - 5 years. Using a multisensory, strength based approach the Learn Every Day™ and Nemours® Super Set combines the effectiveness of two highly regarded early childhood programs into an economical must have resource! Covering all domains of learning, with an additional focus on emergent literacy skills the LED/NBS super set is appropriate for full day or half day programs. Super Set includes: Learn Every Day: The Preschool Curriculum (3 volume set), Learn Every Day™ Program Guide, Nemours® BrightStart! Level One Lesson Plan kit, Nemours® BrightStart! A Parent's Guide to Reading Readiness (20 copies) Supplemental materials and manipulatives are available for additional purchase.
View sample lessons from Learn Every Day™: The Preschool Curriculum.
View additional resources from Nemours® BrightStart!
View a Sample Lesson Plan
View Pacing Guide and Scope and Sequence for the Super Set
View Professional Development Options
Ages Birth - 3 years. This program is packed with tips, advice, strategies, and hundreds of activities to help you provide nurturing environments for infants, toddlers, and twos. The program includes two music CDs by award-winning composer Maryann Mar. Harman. This three-book set contains a foundation guide, and more than 1,000 activities for infants, toddlers, and twos. Written by experts in the field of early learning, this program provides advice on infant development, working with children who have special needs, family engagement, and so much more.
Ages 3 - 5 years. The Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum is designed to provide a blend between a developmental and a didactic approach to working with young children. This theme series provides teachers with lesson ideas that will allow opportunities to offer direct information while allowing children to experiment and explore materials in order to create their own knowledge. The Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum theme series is written to offer support to educators and parents who wish to maintain a balance between supporting their child's acquisition of skills and knowledge that will prepare him/her for later school success and the joys and delights of experiencing a playful childhood.
For additional information, visit the Beyond Centers and Circle Time website.
View a sample lesson from the Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum
Ages 3 - 5 years. The Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum is designed to provide a blend between a developmental and a didactic approach to working with young children. This theme series will provide teachers with lesson ideas that will allow opportunities to offer direct information while allowing children to experiment and explore materials in order to create their own knowledge.The Beyond Centers and Circle Time® Curriculum theme series is written to offer support to educators and parents who wish to maintain a balance between supporting their child's acquisition of skills and knowledge that will prepare him/her for later school success and the joys and delights of experiencing a playful childhood.
Ages Birth - 3 years. Children's development is enhanced when adults are interactive and they are provided with opportunities to learn the appropriate use of materials and the expected behaviors for situations. Young children who develop symbolic play skills during their toddler years are better able to continue to make positive progress towards success in later school. This series of DVDs is designed to help caregivers of young children develop dramatic play and language experiences that will support the development of higher level thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and positive social behaviors.
Birth - 3 years. Strengthen attachment, attunement and social play with Baby Doll Circle Time by Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline. Now your center can provide necessary one-on-one connections without increasing staff burdens or staff numbers by using the revolutionary approach in Baby Doll Circle Time. Boost your job satisfaction and ensure children thrive by starting this stress-reducing and giggle-enducing program today! Includes an instructional DVD that features classroom demonstration and support. 160 pages.
Learn Every Day and Nemours BrightStart! Super Set Kit for FL VPK
The webinar training for the Learn Every Day Nemours BrightStart! Super Set is a series of 3 webinars. Attendees will receive a certificate upon the completion of each webinar which states the session attended.
View the recorded Webinars:
- Session One – Overview - View Webinar
- Session Two – Integrating Nemours BrightStart into your day - View Webinar
- Session Three – Integrating the curriculum into your classroom - View Webinar
Links to Literacy for VPK Providers
Interagency Partners for VPK Implementation
- Department of Children and Families/Child Care - Childcare licensing
- Department of Education
- Implementing Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program
- List of Standards and Benchmarks
- Florida Association of Child Care Management (FACCM)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Child Development Education Alliance (CDEA)
- National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP)
- Head Start Bureau
- Children's Forum
Gold Seal Accrediting Bodies
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