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. 


    DCPS-VPK Fall Registration (age 4)

    Applications for VPK Fall Registration will begin January 1, 2020. Your child must be age 4 on or before September 1, 2020 in order to enroll in the Fall VPK program. Click here for registration details. 


    DCPS-VPK Summer Registration (ages 4 & 5)

    Summer registration will begin May 1, 2020. Children can participate in the summer VPK Program as long as they did not previously participate in the school-year VPK program. Participating children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1st and entering kindergarten in the fall. Please call (904) 390-2877 for registration information. 


    DCPS Head Start Program (ages 3 & 4)

    Head Start early learning services are available at five DCPS elementary schools through 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