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 Lottery Information for the 2021-2022 School Year:  The lottery period will close at 11:59pm on February 28th.  Parents who still wish to apply must follow the following steps for participation:


    Step 1: Create a Student ID for your child and write down the student number:  https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745  


    Step 2: Create a Parent/Guardian Account (you must have student ID in order to complete this step): https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745


    Step 3: Email two proofs of identification to dcpsec@duvalschools.org. Include child’s name and student ID in email. Please reference approved list of documents via webpage. Failure to submit accurate documents will delay process. Uploaded documents and Focus address must match.


    Step 4: You will receive a paper application via email to complete and return before 11:59pm on February 28th.  For late applicants, please note that emails will not be processed after 3:00pm on February 27th and February 28th.


    DCPS Proposed VPK Sites for 2021-2022

    2021-2022 VPK Sites

    Abess Park

    Merrill Road


    Neptune Beach

    Arlington Heights

    Normandy Village

    Atlantic Beach

    North Shore


    Northwestern Legends

    Carver, George W.


    Crystal Springs



    Pine Estates

    Enterprise Academy


    Finegan, Joseph

    Reynolds Lane

    Fort Caroline E

    San Jose

    Greenland Pines

    Southside Estates

    Highlands E

    Spring Park

    Hogan-Spring Glen


    Hull, S.A.

    Twin Lakes

    Hyde Grove

    Upson, Ruth

    John Love


    Jones, Mamie Agnes

    West Riverside

    King, Martin Luther

    Westview K-8

    Kings Trail


    Lake Lucina

    Windy Hill

    Livingston, S. P.

    Woodland Acres

    Mathis, Sallye B.


     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, 2020, 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 Head Start Program (ages 3 & 4)

    Head Start early learning services are available at five 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