Pre-K/After School Care

Pre-K/After School Care

The City of Fort Walton Beach offers a VPK Program, After School Care, and Summer Program

Fort Walton Beach Recreation Center
132 Jet Drive NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-9580

This FREE VPK program is a child centered program that encourages children’s social, emotional, physical, and educational growth and development. We focus on Kindergarten readiness, sharing, and communication with each other. There are daily classroom activities where the children learn to write and discriminate between letters, numbers, sounds, shapes, and colors.
Space is limited.

Ages: 4 years old as of September 1
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Registration: March – July (program begins in August)

To register, you must have a certificate from the Early Learning Coalition, birth certificate, and proof of residency.
There is a wrap around care available Monday – Thursday for a small fee.

After School Care
Availability is on a limited basis. This program goes until 6:00pm after school for Kindergarten – 5th grades. Registration opens at the end of the school year for the following school year.

Summer Program
The Summer Recreation Program is a great time for children Kindergarten – 5th grades! Activities include team sports, arts and crafts, Friday field trips, and more.

For more information about our children’s programs, please contact Vicki Gardner at (850) 833-9580 or