General Announcements

VPK Enrollment Jacksonville

2019-2020 VPK child registration is now open!

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Although the program doesn’t start until August, they can register now to avoid the last minute rush for certificates.

Don’t wait until summer!

To be eligible, a child must be 4 on or before September 1, 2019 (birthdate from 9/2/2014 through 9/1/2015).


  • Families must have a working email address (gmail and yahoo offer free accounts)
  • Log on to and complete online application
  • Separately scan and submit supporting documents in PDF format
    • Proof of Florida residency (current utility bill, driver’s license or pay stub)
    • Proof of child’s age (birth certificate, military ID, shot record)
  • Once application and documentation have been reviewed, you will receive an email notifying you to log in and print the VPK Certificate of Eligibility
  • For more information, call 904-208-2044 or visit

Why Enroll Your Child:

  • The most important growth and development in the brain happens by age five (5).
  • The early years are the learning years and children who participate in high quality childhood education programs develop better language skills, score higher on assessment tests, have better social skills, have fewer behavioral problems, and are
    more likely to graduate from high school.
  • VPK children have a beginning understanding of leadership.
  • 4-year-old children love to move and VPK helps to increase their coordination and motor skills that open up new opportunities for active exploration.
  • VPK provides hands-on experiences that have been planned by knowledgeable teachers.
  • Florida’s VPK standards were not developed to be “one size fits all.” Children learn at different rates and have different experiences, abilities, and interests.
  • VPK opens the door to a world of learning, discovery and creativity, exposing children to many different types of books so they are ready to learn to read and write when they begin school.
  • VPK standards includes 5 main components: listening, speaking, vocabulary, sentences and conversation.


Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Literacy Pumpkin Contest

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Join in the fun at the Literacy Pumpkin Contest

Pumpkins are Due by Friday, October 26, 2018

Decorate an artificial pumpkin to match your favorite book. Children will vote to choose their favorite pumpkin in their class. Class winners will display their pumpkins in the Lending Library. Other children will have their pumpkins displayed in the classroom.

Park's Kids in Uniforms

Free Kindergarten Readiness Packet

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Download a free Kindergarten Readiness Packet created by Heather Cartwright.

It contains a lot of very valuable information including:

  • Language & Reading Requirements
  • Book & Reading List Recommendations
  • Important Skills
  • Picture Identification
  • The Alphabet
  • Name Writing
  • Rhyming Words
  • Sight Words
  • Math
  • Writing Practice
  • Counting
  • Right & Left
  • Colors
  • and more

Download a interactive guide Kindergarten Readiness Packet and have fun teaching and playing with your child to learn the important skills needed to be prepared for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Readiness Packet
Parks' Place Play Time

Academic & Athletic Summer Camp June, July, & August

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Academic & Athletic Summer Camp June, July, & August FEATURING: DAILY FIELD TRIPS
Exciting Locations around Metro Jacksonville • MOSH (Museum of Science & history) • Historical sites in Jacksonville & St. Augustine • Swimming • Camping • Bowling • Horseback Riding• Bike Riding • and More!

Literacy Camp
Jacksonville Library Summer Reading Program
Computer Skills Training
An Athletic Focus
Our Annual Daycare Cup (D.C. Cup)

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Parks' First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyers Information Session

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First Time Home Buyers Information Session

Tired of Renting? Fire Your Landlord.

Need Credit Counseling?

Come out and get insider tips on how you can own your own home.

Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 pm at Parks’ Place

  • Zero down home loans available.
  • Up to 15K grants available.
  • Free credit report available to everybody who attends.

Please join us for a first time home buyers seminar.

Come out and get insider tips from guest speaker Willie Smith with Hampton Group Funding, Inc.

Tosha Martinez Realtor