READ ABOUT FREE PRESCHOOL FOR CHILDREN
St. Paul Preschool offers the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program (VPK). This is a FREE, voluntary state subsidized program for all children who turn four on or by September 1. To participate your child must be registered and tracked by the State of Florida. Parents must supply birth certificates and proof of residency to Child Care Services (107 Tupelo Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Florida, phone: 850-833-9330) for all participating students. VPK students must attend class for 540 hours to be eligible.
You may read additional information and apply for the VPK program at
St. Paul Preschool ...
We are a well-established preschool, licensed by the State of Florida (Registration #CO1OK0064), that has an outstanding reputation and a sincere interest in the health and well-being of our students. Class sizes are intentionally small and enable the staff to provide personalized attention.
All of our teachers have degrees and are CPR and first aid certified. We also have a registered nurse on staff.
At A Glance
Small, personalized class sizes and excellent teacher/child ratio.
Comprehensive evaluations and parent conferences.
Special music and worship programs.
Highly trained and experienced staff.
Field trips and classroom guests.
Intense age and developmentally appropriate phonemic awareness materials.
Developing the child's self-concept.
Helping and guiding the child so that the joy of discovery and learning may be experienced.
Encouraging and assisting the child to make choices and decisions.
Helping the child to develop positive relationships with other children and adults.
The classroom environment at St. Paul is planned to be educational and stimulating, with various interest areas such as books, art, music, puzzles, and manipulative toys. The curriculum and methods are developed from current relevant educational principles.
Play is your child's work
Play is an essential part of our program at St. Paul. Many areas of growth and development are enhanced through a child's play and interaction with other children.
A number of special activities occur throughout the year at St. Paul. We celebrate birthdays, holidays, and offer special programs. We also include several field trips to enhance our curriculum. More details about these activities are provided at the start of school.
All new students must have a physical exam (Form 3040) and a shot record card (Form 680 or 681) on file. At the time of the examination your physician will provide you with the necessary forms. These forms must be in your child's file at the beginning of school. This is required by state law and carefully monitored. If you child is running a fever or shows any symptoms of illness, please do not send them to school.
We want you child to have a wonderful early childhood experience at St. Paul. One of the most effective ways you can help your child to enjoy school is through your interest and involvement in his or her activities. Parents are always welcome to visit our classes and share in the fun. Classroom volunteers are always welcome. We are looking forward to a rewarding year in this first educational step for both you and your child.
Our school follows the Okaloosa County School Calendar for school holidays.
3 years old by September 1st
4 years old by September 1st
(The age requirements may be waived at the discretion of the director.)
All Children Must be Toilet Trained.
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monday through Thursday, 4 days
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
ALL non-VPK students are required to pay a non-refundable registration/supply fee at the time of enrollment.
VPK students pay at $100 holding fee, which may refunded after school starts providing the child remains in our program.
Tuition is due on the first school day of each month.
Tuition is subject to a $15 late fee after the 15th of the month.
Full tuition is due regardless of the number of holidays.
Non - VPK parents are encouraged to sign up for electronic tuition payments. Authorization forms are available though the church/preschool office.
Based on enrollment or calendar, this information is subject to change
*December 21-January 4
January 7, 2013
Student Orientation for 3s & VPK Class A
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – VPK Class A; Orientation for VPK Class B
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - VPK Class B & 3s
Labor Day Holiday – No school
Teacher Workday/Student Holiday-No school
Veterans’ Day Holiday – No school
Thanksgiving Holiday – No school
Preschool Christmas Program
Christmas break – No school
Teacher Workday/Student Holiday – No school
Martin Luther King Holiday – No school
President’s Day Holiday – No school
Teacher Workday/Student Holiday – No school
Spring Break – No school
Only VPK Class B -- Mrs. Reimers [No school]
Last day VPK Class B [Mrs. Reimers]
Last day 3s
Last day VPK Class A [Mrs. Blankenship]
Reside in Florida
Are 4 years old on or before September 1, 2013.
**Parents/guardians MUST provide one document from each of the two categories below in order to register their child.
-- PROOF OF CHILD'S DATE OF BIRTH
Official birth certificate or record.
A shot/immunization record indicating the date of birth signed by a public health officer or licensed practicing physician (FL Blue Shot Record)
A valid passport
A valid military dependent ID card
-- PROOF OF FLORIDA RESIDENCY
Valid Florida driver’s license with current physical address
A Florida identification card w/current address (May not be expired.)
Current utility bill w/name and residential address (May not be older than 2 months.)
Pay Stub w/name and address (May not be older than 2 months.)
Property tax assessment showing homestead exemption
Current Residential rental agreement with name and current address
Monday through Friday from
9:00—10:00 and 3:00—4:00
107 Tupelo Ave.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Contact: Ashleigh Roberson
Monday and Wednesday
804 Lloyd St.
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-7885 or (850) 689-7886
Contact: Teisha Chaney