Voluntary Prekindergarten Program
Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a free prekindergarten program for 4 and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida. Participating children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1. Parents can enroll their child in the state’s free, voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) education program that year or wait until the following year when their child is 5. Click here for more information.

Here at John I. Smith K-8 Center, we have two classes for VPK. Each class has one primary teacher, one paraprofessional, and a total of 20 students.

Registration for VPK is announced by the district only.

Please call in January 2021 to see if registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year.
On the 1st day of school, Parents may drop off their child at their homeroom and pick them up in their classroom in the afternoon. Upon arrival on the first day, parents should inform the teacher of their child's dismissal and lunch arrangements.

For morning drop-off, All VPK students are allowed to be walked by their parents, you must park your car and walk with them to the gates of the main buliding and drop your child off at their class room. Or parents can drop off at the front of the school in the circular driveway  "DROP-OFF' lane and the student can walk to the classroom on their own. (Please do not park or get out of the car if using the circular driveway. The circular driveway is meant for parents to DRIVE-THRU.)

For dismissal, students only staying for half-day will be brought out by their teacher to the benches at the front of the school. There they will wait for their parent to pull up at the circular driveway drop-off/pick-up zone and get down to pick them up. Students staying for a whole day, will go to lunch and then back to their classroom for nap time, recess & story time.

On days that are raining and/or thundering and lighting, parents will have to park their car and walk into the school to their child classroom and pick up their child.

Remember, Parents always set the mood for their child's beginning of their day, please help us with this for a good morning!'s
SKIRTS: Navy and/or Plaid (502/3951)
SKORTS: Navy and/or Plaid SHORTS: Navy
POLO SHIRT: White, Navy and/or Burgundy with patch on left side.
SWEATER: Solid Navy without any logo's or writing.
The Falcon Sweatshirt is also available. Sold only at the PTA store at Main Campus

POLO SHIRT: White, Navy and/or Burgundy with patch on left side.
SWEATER: Solid Navy without any logo's or writing.
The Falcon Sweatshirt is also available. Sold only at the PTA store at Main Campus
Cafeteria Information
Did you Know...?
  • Breakfast is served FREE to all students each school day from 7:30-8:15am.
  • Healthy eating options such as fresh fruit, whole wheat bread, salads and vegetables are served daily in the school cafeteria
  • The PLC cafeteria is now open for breakfast for PK-K only. Parents are only allowed to eat breakfast in the main cafeteria NOT the PLC cafeteria.
  • The cost of lunch is $2.25 a day Reduced lunch is $0.40 a day. We encourage parents to pre-pay for lunch at www.paypams.com
  • Students need to memorize or bring their student ID number with them at lunch in order to pay. All students need to know how to punch in their lunch numbers.
  • New USDA guidelines now require a fruit or vegetable be served as part of each student's lunch. Milk is optional and is not a required meal component.
  • The school cafeteria sells lunch for adults and non-students at the low price of $3.00 and breakfast for only $2.00.
Main Campus:
10415 NW 52nd St., Doral, FL 33178 
Tel: (305) 406-0220

Middle School:
5005 NW 112th Ave., Doral, FL 33178
Tel: (305) 716-3579
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