To see the Florida’s Division of Early Learning SLIDING FEE SCHEDULE as of July 1, 2021, click here and here.


Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses.

Click the link above for the entire Study.

St. Lucie Public Schools VPK Interactive Map

Virtual Learning from Florida’s Division of Early Learning (DEL)

KIDVision Pre-K Virtual Field Trips and Information FREE

KidVision Pre-K virtual field trips bring people and places right into the classroom, zoom room, or living room with no cost or worry. Action packed KidVision Pre-K virtual field trips are accompanied with Take Home Pages, Lesson Plans and Student Assessments in both English and Spanish. Vocabulary words are also included. On many field trip pages ‘Jobs People Do’ at the location and a vocabulary building 360 iSPY video are also included. Open up a field trip page, there are 100 to choose from!

More Virtual Field Trips:

Field trip out of the question? Think again. Thanks to technology, it’s now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their classroom (or home!). We’ve compiled a list of the best virtual field trips for you, so enjoy your “visit” 

Teachable Moments from The Children’s Movement of Florida:

Tiny Teachable Moments offer a bite-sized nugget of wisdom to help busy parents make the most of the precious time they have with their children.

The 3Ts Initiative:  Tune In Talk More & Take Turns (click link below)

The 3Ts Parent Initiative | Early Learning Coalition (


The link below offers a comprehensive listing of  Websites for Free Read Alouds and other literary Activities:


And check out this link, where famous actors and actresses read to your children:

Storybook Nanny:

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Florida KidCare | Offering health insurance for children from birth through age 18

Quality, affordable health and dental insurance for kids. From birth through the end of age 18, Florida children are eligible for head to toe coverage, even if one or both parents are working.

Get 2019 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace |

See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. 2019 Open Enrollment is over, but you may still be able to enroll in 2019 health insurance through a Special Enrollment

Food Assistance Programs | Nutrition.govThe Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and school

This 3-minute video portrays how actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can affect life outcomes for both the child and the surrounding community.

Parent’s Guide to Sleep Regression in Babies

Sleep regressions are hard on everyone. One week your baby is sleeping peacefully through the night, and the next week, they’re waking up sporadically and creating a fuss.  Visit this link.

It offers lots of valuable information, such as:

  • What sleep regression is, and why parents need to know about it – including the common signs to look out for in children, and how long these changes in sleeping patterns can last (anywhere from 2-6 weeks).
  • The causes of sleep regression – with factors such as developmental milestones, growth spurts, teething/pain/illness, and disruptions to a child’s routines all playing a role.
  • Detailed guides for parents on the common sleep regression stages babies experience: from the age of 4 months up to 2 years.
  • Practical tips and advice for managing each sleep regression stage to help both babies and parents get the healthy sleep they need.



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County Agencies


Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County5000 Dunn Road, 3rd FloorFort Pierce, FL.


St. Lucie Public


Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie


Treasure Coast Food


Families of the Treasure


United Way of St. Lucie


211 Palm Beach/Treasure


Kids Connected by Design / Healthy Start of St. Lucie County772-467-2016




Please see our Funders/Partners pages for more information about our dedicated community partners





Helpful Web Resources


Florida Office of Early


Reading is


Zero to


Department of Children &


Florida Department of Health/St Lucie County


Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)772-595-6363Vroom Brain Building App


PNC’s Grow Up Great Program





Fun & Educational Websites for Kids





Local Libraries


Kilmer Branch Library101 Melody LaneFort Pierce, FL 34950Phone – 772-462-1615

Hurston Branch Library3008 Avenue DFort Pierce, FL 34947Phone – 772-462-2154

Lakewood Park Branch Library7605 Santa Barbara DriveFort Pierce, FL 34951Phone – 772-462-6870

Lewis Branch Library2950 SW Rosser Blvd.Port St. Lucie, FL 34953Phone – 772-871-5470

Morningside Branch Library2410 Morningside BoulevardPort St. Lucie, FL 34952Phone – 772-337-5669

Port St. Lucie Branch Library180 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd.Port St. Lucie, FL 34983Phone – 772-871-5450

Pruitt Campus Library500 N.W. California Blvd.St. Lucie West, FL 34986Phone – 772-336-6380





Useful Links





VPK handbook coverVPK Parent Handbook (PDF)