Parents Line Up Before Sunrise For Escambia School VPK Registration

April 2, 2024

Dozens of parents lined up before sunrise Monday to register their children for voluntary pre-K in Escambia County.

The Escambia County School District offers free full-day pre-k programs for students living in Title One attendance areas.  In North Escambia (ECSD District 5), VPK is offered at Bratt, Jim Allen and Molino Park elementary schools.

Nearly one dozen parents were in line at Molino Park Elementary School just after 6 a.m. We are told about 50 parents were in line by about 7 a.m., and all program slots at Molino Park were filled.

For more on the Escambia County Public School VPK program, click here.

Photos by Ryann Summerford, Felicia Norris, and Tracy Gaines for, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Parents Line Up Before Sunrise For Escambia School VPK Registration”

  1. molinoparent on April 2nd, 2024 7:48 pm

    My daughter got there at 7:30 and waited for hours and still wasn’t able to get her daughter enrolled due to all the spots filling up. I think there were a lot of parents behind her in line so they missed out too :(

  2. Parent on April 2nd, 2024 2:43 pm

    Sat in that same line 3 times over the years and it was totally worth it for our kids.

  3. Jlb on April 2nd, 2024 1:33 pm

    I wish the vpk program was a full day at more schools.

  4. Just saying on April 2nd, 2024 10:10 am

    I commend these parents but it’s a shame they have to take drastic action to get their kids a good education.