Welcome to Polk County Public Schools Early Childhood. This is the first step in the application process. PCPS offers Early Childhood Education for children ages three to five in Polk County. Complete all fields, missing information may delay your application.
Provide us with basic information about your family. If one of your children has attended our Head Start, Title 1 or VPK programs in the past or if you receive a duplicate message, please call us at 863-648-3051.
Click here to find a provider in your area.
Information regarding VPK Full Day, AM or PM placement will be obtained and discussed during phone interview. In the last section below, "Is there anything else that you want to tell us about your child", indicate if your family has other children attending magnet or choice schools. These children will be listed on the following section.
- Your Address - Available Locations
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Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?

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Are there other children in the family?

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Thank you for your interest in Polk County Public Schools Early Childhood. Click submit to finalize your pre-application. We will contact you to set up an intake appointment to complete your application.
Required information is missing, see above.