welcome to early childhood pre-k!
  • Duval County Public Schools offers engaging early learning programs that prepare children for successful entry into kindergarten. Parents may enroll their age three (3) or age four (4) child in a standards-based, developmentally appropriate school year program or the Summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Summer program information will be released soon.


     VPK Lottery results for the 2021-2022 school year will be released in mid-April.  Please look for an email with directions on how to retrieve your results.


     DCPS VPK Fall Brick and Mortar (Face-to-Face) Registration (age 4)- 2020-2021 School Year Only

    Your child must be 4 on or before September 1, 2021, to enroll in the Fall VPK program. Students and teachers will be provided appropriately sized face shields for use in classrooms.  Please click the link for details on how to register your child for face-to-face VPK.  Click here for details.


    DCPS Summer VPK Registration for 2021- To be released soon.


    DCPS Head Start Program (ages 3 & 4)

    Head Start early learning services are available at seven DCPS elementary schools through a partnership with Lutheran Services of Florida. For registration information, call: (904) 362-1632 or visit their website Lutheran Services Head Start.


Key Phone Numbers

    District VPK Office
    Early Learning Coalition Office
    Lutheran Services/Head Start