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The Coalition’s programs have been refined over time by assisting providers to improve the quality of their sites and make efforts to keep children safe.  Most providers understand the accountability the Board requires, and they know that the Coalition is available with Quality Specialists who are in the field to help them raise the quality of their sites and programs using technical assistance and training with a wide range of early education and care techniques and teaching.

As the Coalition continues to serve the children and families of Polk County, the next generation is given the opportunity to develop the skills they will need to be successful in their future.  This is the aspiration which has motivated the Coalition since its inception because when children are successful, everyone wins.

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A little girl in a blue graduation cap and gown, holding a diploma and sitting on a chair in a classroom.

Scarlett – A VPK Success Story

Meet Scarlett, a 2020 graduate of the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program. She was one of many preschoolers who enrolled last year into this free program offered to all children in the state of Florida. For many who don’t know, VPK was created by the Florida Legislature in 2005 to give preschoolers a solid foundation to prepare them for kindergarten. Since 2005, VPK has come to be known as an amazing program that prepares children for...

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