Early Childhood Education

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.

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: 2022 – 2023, Classes beginning August 10, 2022
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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.

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. 

If you are still looking to register, please contact the Education department at the museum to see if openings are available.

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

VPK classes are currently full. Please contact Erica Lawrence at elawrence@tallahasseemuseum.org to be placed on the waitlist. 

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

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.

Tallahassee Museum Preschool Parent Handbook 2022-2023 


Preschool Day Camp

Home for the holidays? Preschool Day Camp is designed for children ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained and incorporates indoor and outdoor play. Spaces are limited. Be sure to register today!

Time: 7:30am-3pm

Price: Nonmembers $60
Members $50
Current Preschool Students $30

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