The VPK program is FREE for eligible children, regardless of family income. Your child must be 4 years old by September 1st of the school year they begin.

You will be required to obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Duval county. Call 208-2044 or visit the website at www.elcofduval.org for additional information.



Monday - Friday classes
8:30 until 11:45 a.m. (state funded program)

8:30 until 11:30 a.m. (Parent Paid)

End of class - 2:00 p.m. We offer a lunch program. This is at an additional cost to the parents. Our Preschoolers may not stay past 2 p.m. daily. Lunch Bunch registration fee is $35.

VPK classes will begin in August and run thru May



Wee Learn Curriculum provides a range of activities which are designed to meet the needs of four year olds at their level of development along the growth continuum. Physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual development are equal in importance. The curriculum is developed around themes which provide opportunities for children to learn about God's World and how to live in it.


Enrollment Procedures

Please contact the Academy office at 642-3210, to schedule a tour. 

A Florida doctor's certificate must be submitted by the first day of school stating that the child has had a complete physical and all immunizations are up to date.

Evelynn Livingston
Director of Fort Caroline Baptist Academy
(904) 642-3210 • academy@fcbcjax.com 

Visit our website for more information.

Attendance Policy

FCBA requires that children enrolled in the VPK program miss not more than 24 instructional days. If children miss more than 24 instructional days without a valid excuse, they will be withdrawn from the program.


The purpose of the Fort Caroline Baptist Academy is to minister to preschoolers and their families. We desire to help all children regardless of family, religion or ethnic background to know God's love. Our intent is to provide a place where young children can learn and grow in developmentally appropriate ways. Our staff will provide a loving and safe environment in which your child can develop spiritually, physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally.


The Preschool program offers:

  • low teacher - student ratio
  • part-time program
  • hands on learning experience
  • secure building
  • music class
  • chapel
  • weekly lending library

We use the WEE Learn and the Links to Literacy curriculum.


The Preschool Program

Your child will participate in a variety of activities such as:

  • working with paints, clay, crayons, blocks and other manipulative materials
  • visiting with community helpers
  • enjoying stories, poetry, dramatization, books
  • learning to respond rhythmically to music, singing new songs and listening to different kinds of music
  • acquiring good health and hygiene habits
  • experiencing and learning foundational truths of the Christian faith
  • exploring letters, numbers, math concepts, language arts, science activities, and social studies all within a developmentally appropriate atmosphere

The teaching staff of the preschool will plan and prepare each and every day for your child's development.


Call to Schedule a tour

Applications are received on a first come, first serve basis in our preschool.

 A Florida doctor's certificate must be submitted by the first day of school stating that the child has had a complete physical and all immunizations are up to date.


Our preschool provides classes for two, three and four year olds. All children must have reached the required age on or before September 1st of the school year. 

Classes vary for each age group, Please ask for specifics.

FCBA Website