Pre-K and 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


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 through Thursday

  • Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
       There is wrap-around care available for a small fee
  • Registration: March through July (program begins in August)

To register, you must have a certificate from the Early Learning Coalition, birth certificate, and proof of residency. 

After School Care

Availability is on a limited basis. This program goes until 6:00 pm 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 in Kindergarten-5th grades!

If your child is 5 years old, they must be in Kindergarten moving onto the 1st grade at the start of the Summer Camp Session.

Our summer program consists of a weekly theme in which campers will enjoy daily activities, arts and crafts, water days, team sports, and weekly field trips.

For more information about our children's programs, please contact Polly Pangelinan at 850-833-9580 or Email  Polly Pangelinan