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The Tallahassee Museum is located on Tallahassee's southwest side of town on the shores of beautiful Lake Bradford. Free parking is available.

 

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A Family and Friends membership is less than $5 per month for unlimited family fun, and pays for itself in just 2 to 3 visits! The best recreational value in the Big Bend area is the Tallahassee Museum Membership program.

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Early Childhood Education

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

Critter Class

The Tallahassee Museum offers monthly classes for children ages 2-3 years and an adult. These classes are offered on the second Monday of the month from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Each workshop session provides a time for age-appropriate hands-on learning activities, story or music experiences, as well as a walk in our 52 acre classroom. For more information and to register, see our calendar

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.

We do offer day camps for some of the scheduled school break closures at an additional fee to regular Preschool tuition. Please see our Early Childhood Day Camps

Class Integration
Our full 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.

The Museum’s accredited preschool program offers a Monday-Friday full day class. The program offers a qualified Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) class within the full-day program. 

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
Business license # CO2LEO290

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.

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.

To register for classes, download the Preschool Registration Form 

Monday- Friday VPK Half- Day Class

This class is for VPK eligible students only, as is great for families who prefer shorter preschool days for their child. Like our full-day program, the Museum becomes the classroom both indoors and out!

Ages: 4-5 years old
Times: 7:30am-1:00pm / VPK Instructional Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wrap around fee due each month: $177. In addition, $100 non-refundable deposit is required.

To register for classes, download the Preschool Registration Form

You may email the form to registrations@tallahasseemuseum.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.

 

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.