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Early Childhood Services Department News

Summer VPK

The St. Johns County School District will be holding summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) programs at Durbin Creek, Ocean Palms and Osceola elementary schools. Children must be 5 on or before September 1, 2018. The program is conducted in a camp-like atmosphere with planned water days, arts and crafts, summer fun and kindergarten readiness activities. Breakfast and lunch are available.

The schedule is Friday, June 1 through Wednesday, July 25 and closed on July 4. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please call Early Childhood Services at 547-8965 to reserve a spot. Also, parents need to register their child for VPK online with the state and obtain the Certificate of Eligibility. The website is

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Donna Fenech at Early Childhood Services 547-8959.

Pre-K Classrooms and Monday Fundays

It has been an exciting start to the 2017-2018 school year for the school district’s youngest learners.  The St. Johns County School District continues to make early education a priority for our community by providing free full day pre-k programs at Crookshank and Osceola elementary schools and The Webster School.  These three schools have 18 pre-k classrooms with over 300 total students.

On August 28, Early Childhood Services kicked off the Monday Funday program with “Once Upon a Mat,” a children’s yoga session.  The Monday Funday program is not only for preschoolers but for parents as well.  This year the Early Childhood Services staff will be offering an eight-week parent curriculum that will be held once a month during Monday Funday.  This curriculum will provide parenting tips and tools in addition to providing an opportunity to collaborate with other parents and the Early Childhood staff.

Monday Fundays are held 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Yates Building located at 47 Orange Street in St. Augustine. Each Monday that school is in session, the Early Childhood Services team will provide fun and engaging activities for families.  Activities will rotate each week:

1st Monday of the month: Bigger than Books – Literacy Activity
2nd Monday of the month: Cookin’ Kids – Health/Nutrition/Cooking
3rd Monday of the month: Science is Fun
4th Monday of the month: Kids Yoga and Parent Meeting

View our Monday Funday video below!

View our calendar for for more details on this program and other events.