Welcome to the Pre-K-2 Department

The Pre-K-2 Department is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive early childhood education that addresses children’s educational and developmental needs.  The Department's preschool programs provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of their families.

Our Department provides 5 distinctive programs for pre-school children:

Early Head Start (EHS) – offers comprehensive home-based and center-based services to families with infants, toddlers, and pregnant women

Early Reading First (ERF) – focuses on improving early literacy readiness by providing support for preschool age children, 3-4 years old

Florida First Start (FFS)  - provides home-based services and support to eligible families with pregnant mothers and children birth to age five

Head Start (HS) – provides comprehensive services to preschool children, 3-4 years old and their families

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) – offers a preschool program that is open to all Florida resident children who will turn 4-years-old by September 1st

Each pre-school program has eligibility requirements.  Please click on our links to read additional information related to the department's programs..

Monthly Pre-K-2 Newsletter April 2012