Preschool & VPK

Our Preschool & VPK Classrooms

Now Enrolling for Our
VPK Program

  • We have spots open at all of our locations
  • Our VPK classes are 3 hours per day (paid for by ELC)
  • We offer wrap-around care for those parents who need childcare for the remainder of the day.

This classroom setting fosters independence, cooperation, and communication skills. The hands on learning method used in these classrooms readies them for pre-reading, writing, math and comprehensive skills.

Four Year Old Curriculum at Grow With Us Learning Academy
Watching your child grow year to year is one of the greatest joys of your life. They learn so much when they are ready for kindergarten, and you want to help them achieve their fullest potential in those early years. At Grow With Us Learning Academy, our programs are designed to help your child grow. Every program at our childcare facility, whether for infants, 1-2-year-olds, or older, is taught using age-appropriate activities. We understand that children learn best through hands-on experiences. We also know that all children are different and learn at different paces. Our childcare teachers recognize the uniqueness of each individual, and we offer all of our classes steeped in enthusiasm, positive reinforcement, creativity, and assurance that they are always in the right place. Here at Grow With Us, the best way for children to learn is to set the schedule. Our curriculum keeps your child happy and engaged throughout the day. And we always keep you informed about what they learn.
How Four Year Olds Communicate
Our commitment to combining play with development means your child receives optimum childcare. They begin to learn about math, literacy, and science. At the 4-year-old level, these are always paired with play as well as social-emotional development. One of the most critical aspects of the 4-year-old year of learning is that it is rooted in curriculum, giving your child the confidence that they need as they approach kindergarten. Our teachers know just how to safeguard the fun of learning by engaging your child's curiosity and their love of play.
Our Four Year Old Curriculum
Improving upon social-emotional skills. Children at this age love to interact with one another – they may have special friends with whom they gather for play each day. Respect and sharing are vital to a good understanding as each year progresses. The curriculum at our childcare facility includes instructed learning. It's never too early for your child to begin discovering all there is to know. Literacy and math skills are started in this pre-K year, and children gain a greater grasp of simple reading and numbers. Developing self-help skills. Children will surprise you at 4 years of age with all they know how to do. They can help getting themselves dressed, opening food packages when at breaks and lunch, and cleaning up after themselves. These are vital skills as each child begins to understand how they learn and how exciting the world around them is. At Grow With Us, it is all about allowing your child to flourish. Teachers, administrators, and parents all recognize the need for a well-balanced youngster. We want every child to succeed and when they have a safe and welcoming environment to do that in, there is no limit to what they can do. We are happy to hear from you. Please contact us today for more information.

Voluntary Prekindergarten

Florida offers free VPK to all 4-year-olds. To be eligible, children must reside in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1st of the current school year.

The VPK program helps prepare children for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success.  The VPK program will help ensure that all children are intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially ready to begin the rest of their school life.

You can learn more about the VPK program and apply for a voucher from the Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast.


Our VPK Program Lets Your Child Soar!
Now that your little one is old enough, it's time to think about VPK or Voluntary pre-kindergarten. Children who turn four or five years old by September 1st are eligible. This is the year before kindergarten, and your child will learn so much when enrolled in Grow With Us Learning Academy. Our VPK program provides ample opportunities for children 4 or 5 to be creative problem-solvers. Here they will learn to build critical social and language skills, which will give them the boost they need to be successful in school and throughout life. We know every child has great potential. The best part of learning through Grow With Us is our hands-on approach. Each of our curriculum programs will keep them organized and engaged every day.
VPK Helps Prepare Your Child
Just what makes preschool so important? These early years of childhood are so important – in fact, they form the foundation for a lifetime of learning. There is so much more than the alphabet and numbers in a VPK class. Here children develop creativity, problem-solving, persistence and the ability to partner with others. This is all done through caring, experienced teachers who give every child the care and attention they need to be successful in kindergarten and the years ahead.
Continuous Assessments Of All Our Students
We are continually monitoring our students to ensure they understand all the learning. Our lessons combine play with development, giving children the best ways to accomplish what is set out in front of them.
Preschool and VPK at Grow With Us Learning Academy
Specific Daily Lessons
Subjects include science, math, social studies, early literacy, and social-emotional growth activities. Learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom, where real hands-on problems and challenges are met by our students daily. Learning is done best by doing, not just seeing, and our kids have that opportunity in each class.
Individualized Lessons
Our VPK teachers know that each student is different, so we plan our curriculum to benefit each child’s learning style. We create lesson plans with Gardner’s Theory of Intelligences in mind to ensure that the lessons are geared toward each student. These lessons go beyond the basics which means all students get the most from their VPK experience. We invite you to come and see what we are all about. Here there is a safe and nurturing environment for your child. Contact us to learn more.

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    The First Day

    It is perfectly normal for young children to have some doubts about being away from their parents. Like adults, children need time to adjust to a new environment.

    You should communicate openly with your child in advance about the new people that they will get to know and the new things that he/she will be doing. For “first-timers”, it is normal for your child to be hesitant and/or become upset about being separated from you. It is important that you leave them with a good-bye hug and kiss in reassurance that you will come back for them later in the day.

    Our loving staff will continue to comfort them until they feel secure and are willing to play on their own. Feel free to call the school at any time to check-in.

    Remember that we are here to help you work through any transitional situations that arise.

    Quick First Day Checklist

    • Blanket
    • Change of clothes
    • Packed lunch
    • If applicable – diapers and wipes
    • If applicable – formula