VPK In Duval, Jacksonville, FL

We offer free VPK during the school year, plus full-time day care


VPK School Year 2023-2024!

August 14, 2023

May 31, 2024

Daily Schedule:
Monday through Friday


  • Free VPK 3-hour Program from 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • VPK + Enrichment with full-time care offered up to 50 hours per week!

VPK is Florida’s free “PRE-K” program for children turning 4-years-old on or before September 1st and who reside in Florida. Our VPK Program for Duval County ensures children are prepared to successfully start kindergarten through activities that build foundational knowledge for reading, writing, and mathematics.

We realize the foundation for future success is built through acquired skills during play and exploration. Rattles to Tassels Learning Center’s free VPK Program offers an engaging and challenging early education program conducted in a safe and secure environment. We’re very proud that our VPK teachers have solid experience and typically exceed the State’s requirements for teaching VPK.

Our VPK Classroom and Curriculum

The Links to Early Learning curriculum is the only one of its kind in the nation that researches, develops and offers evidence-based tools targeting young children at risk for reading failure. Our goal is to effectively help children at the very beginning of their reading journey to ensure long-term reading success.

The Links to Early Learning curriculum helps our teachers and VPK parents understand key concepts and actions needed to promote reading success for our children through a variety of specific tools, services and resources. We are very proud of the challenging and fun combination Links to Early Learning offers. Preparing your child for reading success is less about giant milestones and more about small daily accomplishments. The earlier we find a child at risk for reading problems and begin proper instruction, the better the outcome is achieved. Rattles to Tassels Learning Center’s VPK Program and the Links to Early Learning curriculum helps every VPK child achieve his or her reading potential, for kindergarten and for life.

Our professional teachers make our VPK program possible. Children in VPK work with original-themed lesson plans and modules, which are designed to be fun and educational. Each child receives individual attention. Our goal is to build self-esteem as each child becomes successful in reading, writing, and math through dramatic play, music, and art. In addition, our VPK program prepares your child for kindergarten and elementary school by incorporating academic lessons in small group activities.

At Rattles to Tassels Learning Center, we strive to offer the greatest learning experiences and continue “Setting the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Generation”.

Documents & Information

You need:

  • Access to the internet and a scanner
  • Your child’s Social Security number
  • One proof of current residency (driver’s license, utility bill, or pay-stub)
  • One proof of age (birth certificate, passport, or military ID)

The VPK Enrollment Process

You need:

  • A working email address (Yahoo and Gmail offer free accounts)
  • To start the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) registration process on the Office of Early Learning website at: http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/
  • To separately scan and submit the required supporting age and
 residency documents in PDF format

Once the application and supporting documents are reviewed by the Early Learning Coalition staff, you will be emailed your Certificate of Eligibility within five (5) business days. You must then print the certificate and bring it to Rattles to Tassels Learning Center.


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