Step 1: Fill out application

Step 2: Complete and submit the application

VPK Certificates of Eligibility issued by the Polk Early Learning Coalition cannot be taken to public school offices for enrollment purposes. The application cover page lists documents you will need to submit with the application. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program, a particular school or session.

Applications and documentation must be submitted to:


Polk County Schools Woodlake Center – Preschool Programs

3425 New Jersey Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. (June 3 – July 26,  Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.)

Step 3: If your child is selected for enrollment ...

You will receive a Polk County Schools Preschool Programs acceptance letter by mail or email. The letter of acceptance will provide you with the name of school, time of service and information on how to enroll your child at the school.