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We offer a structured curriculum to prepare our students for kindergarten. Our curriculum exposes children to a variety of learning experiences through monthly themes. We actively engage each student to deliver the skills and knowledge needed to excel. Our curriculum focuses on language arts, math, science and a strong phonics based program. Lakewood Ranch Early Learning Center provides each student with the opportunity to develop their cognitive, social emotional, linguistic and creative abilities. Further, there is an end of year memorable graduation ceremony.

We offer a free VPK session: 

Morning Sessions 9:00am – 12:00pm

Free lunch provided from 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Extended day (or wrap around) care is available for students in the free VPK program. 

For additional academic and fun time, we also provide school day and

extended day sessions. 

Preschool Graduation Ceremony

A free prekindergarten program is available to any child turning four years old by September 1st through the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. Lakewood Ranch Early Learning Center is a certified center designated for participation in Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program (VPK). The VPK program is a statewide effort to enhance the educational readiness for students entering kindergarten. The curriculum focuses on reading, writing, and social skills to prepare children for kindergarten. Lakewood Ranch Early Learning Center maintains the required teacher to student ratio of no higher than 1 to 11 students and all VPK instructors have at least a child development associates degree or a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. VPK emergent literacy training is also required for all of our instructors. VPK is offered during the school year or during the summer.

We follow the Manatee County Public School Calendar. 

Free Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Class (Students who turn 4 before September 1st)

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