Imagine a classroom with tall trees, abundant wildlife, historic buildings and a bright red caboose!
The Museum’s accredited preschool program offers a Monday-Friday full day class and a Monday-Friday half day class. Both programs are qualified as Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classes.
If you are enrolling in VPK, eligibility forms are issued and may be obtained from the Early Learning Coalition website. For more information scroll down and follow the ELC link.
Dates: 2017-2018, Classes beginning August 14, 2017
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As a Florida Gold Seal Status site (Certificate # A4970), our overall objective is to provide an enriching learning experience for your child in a healthy environment.
Both our full day and half day classes not only serve VPK students, but are also open to students enrolled in our standard Early Childhood program. We have found that over the last 27 years our integrated approach works! Students learn to work together building collaborative skills that will help prepare them for the world ahead.
Monday- Friday Full Day Class
This class is offered for the family looking for a full-day, five days a week, year round program. The entire Museum is utilized to offer your child a well-rounded and unique learning experience. Classes integrate the Museum’s resources into the curriculum.
Ages: 3.5- 5 years old
Times: 7:30am-5:30pm / VPK Instructional Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: non-VPK: $600 per month/ VPK $352 per month. In addition, $100 non-refundable deposit is required, as well as a $75 materials fee.
Monday- Friday Half Day Class
This class is offered for the family looking for a morning class, five days a week, year round program. The entire Museum is utilized to offer your child a well-rounded and unique learning experience.
Ages: 3.5- 5 years old
Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm / VPK Instructional Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Fee: non-VPK: $425 per month/ VPK $177 per month. In addition, $50 non-refundable deposit is required, as well as a $35 materials fee.
To register for classes, download the Preschool Registration Form 2017
You may email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax it 850.574.8243; or mail it in with payment. Please know that no registration is final without payment. For further questions call: 850.575.8684 ext. 141
State Paid VPK Information
Our Early Childhood program participates in this initiative and offers VPK instructional hours on specific days. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the school year are the designated days for qualified VPK students. These specified days allow time off for students on Mondays and Fridays of each week, without interruption to VPK hours.
The state of Florida pays for 15 instructional hours of Voluntary Pre-K per week. Our base rate for Early Childhood Education is $575 per month. Parents must pay a wrap-around fee that covers the hours of the class not paid for by the state VPK program.
*We do not offer part-time spots in either class*
Prices are based on current state of Florida VPK rates.
• For the half day class, the parent contribution to tuition is $177 per month.
• For the full day class, the parent contribution to tuition is $352 per month.
Enrolling In VPK
Parents must download, and complete the VPK application from The Early Learning Coalition (ELC) website. Parents must then submit the application, along with other necessary documentation to an ELC service center. The VPK application, and instructions for enrollment may be found by clicking here.