VPK Program Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

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Tampa VPK ProgramWhat is VPK ?

VPK stands for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, and it is an education program funded through the Florida Department of Education. The state of Florida guarantees a year of pre-kindergarten preschool education free of charge to every 4-year-old child in the state. The goal of the VPK education program is to enable every child to be ready to learn by the time he or she enters kindergarten.

An A Rated Prekindergarten  School:

Tampa Elite Sports Academy has earned the grade of an A for the 2015-2016 school year. The coalition and the school board have an outline of assessments each child is tested and graded on. After each child is tested, we receive an overall grade. We received a grade of 100% which is the highest grade possible. We are very proud to be an A school and will continue to thrive to remain an A school.

What Makes our Pre School VPK  Different?

Tampa Elite Sports Academy’s objective is to help your child blossom into the next stage of their life. TESA Pre School and VPK program provides the students with a small class setting allowing them to receive more one on one attention and provide extra assistance where needed.

Our lead teacher has 8 years of teaching experience, a Child Development Associates certification and is bilingual.  Spanish is incorporated in the daily lessons to help further their knowledge and communication.  Being a sports academy, we explore many mainstream sports and introduce the basic fundamentals and rules of the game.

The students not only get free play in the playground but they learn how to be a team player from the many sports and recreational games that are played.  Tampa Elite’s Sports Academy uses Creative curriculum as our support system to teach our students. Our curriculum allows the students to learn writing, reading, beginning algebra, beginning  geometry, beginning addition and subtraction. The students get to explore their creativeness through dramatic play and explore many different avenues of art.  Together, we will achieve our goals and have each child ready to take on kindergarten.

Our Food Program

Cornerstone Children’s Nutrition Connection requires us to serve age specific meals that meet  their program requirements. Allergies and substitutions are taken very seriously, we have the capability to find an alternative food approved by the  program, and distribute if necessary. A significant goal of the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) is to safely serve nutritious meals and snacks that’s meet program meal requirements and are appetizing to children. To help achieve this goal, there are several policies regarding meals that child care providers must meet when participating in the CCFP. Child care providers must ensure that each meal served to children contains, at minimum, each of the food components in the amounts indicated for the appropriate age group as stated in the CCFP Meal Pattern Children.

At TESA we will provide your child with a nutritious breakfast and snacks. Lunch is provided by the parent if your child attends our facility for a full time care. At Tampa Elite Sports Academy we promote quality nutrition prepared fresh daily. Preventing childhood obesity through nutrition is our goal.

A day in Prekindergarten

Daily Schedule:

Circle time: review letters, numbers, shapes, calendar, months, days of the week and Spanish lesson

Center time: where your child will be interactive in play with others, learning how to share and encouraged to use their imaginations.

Small Group Time: Your child will begin to develop their writing skills. Writing their names, numbers, and sight words.

Outside Time: Your child will have thirty minutes of outside play. This will include different team sports like soccer, basketball, relay races, and different team building activities.

Reading and Music time: The students will have their choice of what books they want read to them. During music time they will be taught an array of songs and the use of instruments.

Snack time: Each child will receive a well balanced nutritional morning snack.

Sports:

The students enrolled in VPK and our preschool program are also allowed to be involved in our after school sports. We offer an array of sports throughout the year including soccer, gymnastics, and cheerleading. These sports are available at an extra cost per season. The season includes team t-shirts, practice and games at TESA, trophies, and a pizza party at the end of the season.  If your child is only registered for vpk you can still bring your child back to school to participate in the organized sport. Please feel free to call us if you have any further questions about our after school activities.

 

Attendance Contract:

A child is allowed up to three (3) unexcused absences (requiring no documentation) in a month’s period. It is important that your child attend class every day. We understand that illnesses and personal situations will arise. Please be advised that a child that is ill or absent more than three consecutive days will require a note from the doctor. Failure to comply with our attendance policy can lead to dismissal from our prekindergarten program.

Please try to make appointments and plan vacations when your child is out of school. A school calendar will be provided for you. We understand that plans may have been made already scheduled, please discuss any future absences with the director.

VPK / Pre School Illness/Injury Information

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Illness/Injury During School Hours

When a child becomes seriously ill or is injured during school hours, the nurse will notify a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will be required to pick-up the child or make arrangements for pick-up. In emergency situations, it is essential for all phone numbers and contact information to be current and accurate. Parents and guardians shall be required to provide an updated list of emergency contact numbers each quarter during the school year. It remains the parents’ responsibility to provide the school with any change of home, work or cell phone numbers as they are changed. Please remember that the updated information you provide is the only means by which we can contact you during any emergency. If you have a change in phone numbers or contact information, please notify the school immediately to update the records.

Physical Examination/Immunization Requirements

Physical examinations are required for all children prior to school registration. Since the family physician best know the child, it is requested that he/she perform the examinations.
To be admitted to school, all students must show evidence of immunization against poliomyelitis, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles (rubeola), and rubella (German measles). Exceptions may be made on the basis of religious conviction or medical contraindication by completing the required forms available in the school office. Additional immunizations requirements may be necessary as per state code and law.

Illness & Attendance

Good school attendance is necessary for success in school. Academic progress and attitude toward school and schoolwork is directly related to attendance. Children who are ill, however, do not profit from coming to school and may infect others. Students exceeding 3consequtive day’s absence in during a monthly period will be considered excessively absent and may be subject to being released from the vpk program.

The following shall be exceptions, not included in the 3 day maximum number of absences per month:

Following an illness of five (5) or more consecutive days, the student will present a note from a doctor, clinic, Board of Health, or hospital explaining the reason for the absence.
Where a student suffers with a chronic illness, documentation of said illness must be included in the student’s medical file.

VPK Calender

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2016-2016 VPK Calender

2016-2017 VPK Calender
VPK Hours of Operation
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
180 Days
3.00 hrs a day
540 Total Hours

VPK Calender

2016-2017 VPK Calender
Holiday Date TESA Childcare Available
Students’ First Day of School Weds. August 10th 2016 Open
Labor Day Monday, September 5th 2016 Open
Non Student Day Monday October 10th 2016 Open
Veterans Day Fri, November 11th 2016 Closed
Fall Break Nov. 21st – 23rd 2016 Open
Fall Break Nov. 24th – 25th 2016 Closed
Students Return To School Mon, Nov 28th 2016 Open
Winter Break Dec 19th – Dec 30th 2016 Closed
Winter Break Dec 24th – Dec 25th 2016 Closed
Winter Break Dec 26th – Dec 30th 2016 Open
Non Student Day Jan 2nd 2017 Closed
Students Return to School Jan 3rd 2017 Open
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Jan 16th 2017 Closed
Florida State Fair Day Feb 10th 2017 Open
President’s Day Feb 20th 2017 Open
Spring Break March 13th – Mar 17th 2017 Open
Students Return to School Mar 20th 2017 Open
Non Student Day April 14th 2017 Open
Last Day Of School May 26th 2017 Open
Graduation TBD

Rates

2016-2017 VPK Rates
2016-2017 VPK Rates
Before Care Only – $20 weekly
After Care Only – $60 weekly
Before and After Care – $80 weekly

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Hours Of Operation

PreSchool Hours - 7:00am to 6:30pm
Full Days Afterschool - 7:00am to 6:30pm
Summer Camp Hours -7:00am to 6:30pm

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(813) 443-5067

Location

Tampa Elite Sports Academy
8001 SHELDON ROAD
Tampa, Fl, 33615 US
(813) 443-5067

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