Jacksonville Daycare and Preschool Enrollment Information

VPK in Jacksonville, FL

Free VPK During the School Year + Full Time Day Care


VPK School Year 2017-2018!

VPK Begins:
August 14, 2017

End Date:
May 30, 2018

VPK Daily Schedule:
Monday through Friday

FREE VPK 3 Hour Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

VPK + Enrichment Full-Time Care: 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 residing 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 by skills that are acquired through play and exploring. Rattles to Tassels Learning Center’s VPK Program offers an engaging and challenging early education program, and conducts it a safe and secure environment. And our professional VPK teachers and trained staff make Rattles to Tassels Learning Center’s FREE VPK Program the perfect place for your children to learn and grow. We are very proud that our VPK teachers are very experienced and typically exceed the State’s requirements for teaching VPK.

Our VPK Classroom and Curriculum

Nemours BrightStart; the first program of its kind in the nation, researches, develops and offers evidence based tools targeting young children at risk for reading failure. Our goal is to effectively instruct children at the very beginning of their reading journey to ensure long-term reading success.

The Nemours BrightStart 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 the Nemours Bright Start Curriculum offers. Preparing your child for reading success is less about giant leaps and more about the things we do daily.

Our VPK teachers, together with involved parents, are properly equipped to provide a bright start for your child. The earlier we find children at risk for reading problems and begin proper instruction, the better their outcomes. That’s what Rattles to Tassels Learning Center’s VPK Program and the Nemours Bright Start curriculum is all about; helping every VPK child achieve his or her reading potential, for kindergarten and for life.

Our professional VPK staff makes the Bright Start learning program possible. Children in your VPK classes work with original themed lesson pans and modules, designed to be fun and educational. Each child receives a great amount of individual attention to build self-esteem as they become successful in reading, writing, 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 as well.

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 will 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:

  • Families will need to have a working email address. (Yahoo and Gmail offer free accounts)!
  • Start the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) registration process on the Office of Early Learning website at: https://vpkcp.floridaearlylearning.com!
  • As part of the application process, you will need to separately scan and submit supporting age and
    residency documents in PDF format.
  • Once the application and supporting documents have been reviewed by 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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