Parents enrolling their children in voluntary pre-kindergarten will no longer have to stand in line or take time off work. The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. will offer an online registration system starting Sept. 23. Online registration can be completed at www.phelc.org.
Registration can take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The process is as simple as entering the child's information and electronically submitting proof of Florida residency and the child's birth certificate or shot record. Once approved, parents will print the certificate of eligibility and enroll the child in a VPK program of their choice.
"The VPK Online Registration system will improve the coalition's customer service and save taxpayers money; goals we are always striving for. This online registration system will also be an additional opportunity to ensure all children eligible for the program have the opportunity to participate," said Betsy Kier, assistant executive director of the Early Learning Coalition.
The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. is currently enrolling children in the 2013-2014 Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program, free for every Florida child who turned 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.