Early Childhood Education

Preschool Registration for 2023-2024 is Now Open! 

Learn more and visit the link below to register today.

Tallahassee Museum Preschool Events

Spring Break Camp March 13-17, 2023 9am – 4pm

Explore fairies, forts, frogs and fungi this Spring Break with our Museum Preschool! Dress in your favorite fairy tale costume from home or dress up at the preschool.

  • Monday March 13-Fairy Tale Costume Dress Up and Enchanted Forest Play
  • Tuesday March 14-Fairy Wings, Fairy Houses and Fairy Wands
  • Wednesday March 15-Engineering indoor and outdoor fort building time
  • Thursday March 16-Frog Prince Fairy Tale and Fun Frog Facts
  • Friday March 17-Fungi Facts and Enchanted Forest Play

Nonmember $185 / Member $175
Ages 3-5 yr old. Must be fully potty trained. No pull ups.

Email elawerence@tallahasseemuseum.org for more information.

Register HERE

Trails & Tales Outdoor Play Classes

Tallahassee Museum Preschool offers a monthly nature based early literacy program for children ages 3-6 years. Join us for this one hour class offering songs, puppet play, story time and trail hikes through our beautiful 52 acre museum with our Preschool teachers. Featuring outdoor learning, fresh air, discovering nature, and wild adventure. 

*New! Saturday Fairy Tales in the Forest Classes are now available

Join our team of certified Forest School Teachers for crafts, hikes, and fairy adventure. Dress up as your favorite fairy tale from home or at the Preschool.

Imagine a classroom with tall trees, abundant wildlife, historic buildings, and a bright red caboose!

Preschool Classes

Please note that we operate on the Leon County Schools schedule. If schools are closed due to holidays, school breaks, or inclement weather, preschool classes will also be closed.

To register for Tallahassee Museum Preschool, please click here.

Class Integration

Our Full Day classes not only serve VPK students but are also open to students enrolled in our standard Early Childhood program! Students learn to work together building collaborative skills that will help prepare them for the world ahead.

The Museum’s accredited preschool program offers a Monday-Friday Full Day Class and a Monday-Friday Morning Class. The program offers a qualified Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) class within the full-day program. All children enrolled must be potty trained. 

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: 2023 – 2024, Classes beginning August 2023
Business license # C02LE0290

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.

For families registering in our Preschool program, you will receive a family membership to the Museum, allowing you to come out and experience the many exciting opportunities our Museum has to offer. You will receive free Museum admission for 4 people per visit, and discounted rates on birthday parties, workshops & classes. 

To Schedule a Tour please email Erica Lawrence at elawrence@tallahasseemuseum.org

Monday- Friday Morning Class

This class is great for families who prefer shorter preschool days for their children. Like our Full Day program, the Museum becomes the classroom both indoors and out!

Ages: 3-5 years old
Times: 7:30 am-11: 00 am/ VPK Instructional Hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Fee: Non-VPK: $480 per month/ VPK: covered by ELC

Monday- Friday Full Day Class

This class is offered for the family looking for a full-day, five days a week 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 years old
Times: 7:30 am-3:00 pm/ VPK Instructional Hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Fee: Non-VPK: $830 per month/ VPK wrap-around fee $560 per month.

Registration and Supply Fee of $200 is due at the time of registration; this fee is waived for students in VPK half day.

Please know that no registration is final without payment. To make a payment please call 850.575.8684 ext. 136

State Paid VPK Information

Our Early Childhood program participates in this initiative and offers VPK instructional hours on specific days. Monday through Friday throughout the school year are the designated days for qualified VPK students.

The state of Florida pays for 15 instructional hours of Voluntary Pre-K per week. Our base rate for Early Childhood Education is $630 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 the current state of Florida VPK rates.

Enrolling In VPK – VPK Registration is now full; please email elawrence@tallahasseemuseum.org to join the waitlist.

To register for Tallahassee Museum Preschool non-VPK classes, please click here.

Tallahassee Museum Preschool Parent Handbook 2022-2023