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ECSD Encourages Families to Register for Free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program
Posted 3/9/22

The Escambia County School District is offering a free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program for any student living in the attendance zone of a Title One elementary school.


Parents first need to complete the VPK Certificate of Eligibility at or go to the Early Learning Coalition, 1720 W.  Fairfield Drive, Suite 100/400, Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00, (850) 607-8556. The child’s birth certificate and the parent’s proof of residence must be uploaded  when applying for the Certificate of Eligibility. 


After completing the VPK Certificate of Eligibility, parents should complete an Escambia County School District online application in FOCUS at


Beginning on April 4, 2022, the parent or guardian brings the following documents  to Spencer Bibbs Center at 2005 N. 6th Avenue to complete registration.  Monday-Thursday, 8:00-3:00.  Schools will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is not complete until all  documents have been approved and forms have been signed. Families residing in the Bratt and Molino Park attendance zones should bring relevant documents directly to the school. 


Documents required: 

❏ Certificate of Eligibility  

❏ Birth Certificate 

❏ Proof of Residence (Utility bill or lease) 

❏ Immunization Record 

❏ Physical (or appointment card for upcoming physical) 

❏ Child’s Insurance Card* 

❏ Child’s Social Security number* 

❏ Proof of Income (2021 W2 for all adults in home)* 


VPK sites include Brentwood, Ensley, Ferry Pass, Global, Montclair, OJ Semmes, Weis, West Pensacola, Bratt, Bellview, Jim Allen, Holm, Longleaf, Molino Park, Navy Point,  and Sherwood. 


For more information, please call (850)595-6915, extension 224.