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Provider Outreach Meetings

The next round of Provider Outreach Meetings will be held during the month of September throughout Pinellas County. Space is limited. If you would like to attend any of the meetings listed below, please contact Marie Smith at 727-400-4485.

Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: ELC Training Room
5735 Rio Vista Drive
Clearwater, FL 33760

North County
Date: Thursday, September 18
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. Luke ECC
2757 Alderman Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

South County
Date: Tuesday, September 23
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Maggiore-YMCA Preschool Academy
2100 - 26th Ave. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

VPK Technical Assistance Survey Results

The result of the VPK Technical Assistance survey is now available. This survey was completed by VPK Providers on Probation. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared your feedback with the Coalition. Your feedback will help us evaluate our programs and improve services.

Survey Results

VPK Provider Certification

VPK Provider Certification is now open for all current and new providers.

Any new providers that wish to offer the VPK program during the 2014-2015 program year are REQUIRED TO ATTEND a mandatory information meeting. We recommend the Director and the person who will be handling the paperwork aspect of the program attend this meeting. Please note it is not necessary for every teacher to attend. To register to attend the VPK meeting, please contact Amanda Urdal at 727-400-4466.

Providers currently offering the VPK program are NOT REQUIRED to attend a VPK information meeting. If necessary, you may be required to come in for a paperwork refresher session. If you wish to continue to offer VPK for the 2014-2015 program year, please visit our website to download the necessary paper. Please contact Kesha Baker at 727-400-4468 or if you have any questions about VPK Certification renewals.

If you are interested in offering VPK this summer, please contact Ana Pizarro to begin the paperwork at 727-400-4489 or

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