Florida Preschools & Child Care

The state of Florida provides social services to children, families, and child care providers. It was one of the first states in the country to offer free pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-olds. While this is a voluntary program, an astounding 80% of all Florida 4 years-olds attend VPK. On the political side, Florida has seen an increased effort among its citizens to make educating the youth of high importance. This effort has culminated into The Children’s Movement of Florida, which is a citizen-led movement created to educate political figures, businesses, civic leaders, and parents about the urgent need to make the well-being and education of the children a high priority. To support low incomes families needing childcare assistance, Florida has implemented a school readiness program.

Florida Listings

Serving children, ages 18 months to 12 years providing an unrivaled educational experience with a nurturing atmosphere, coupled with the Montessori Method, creating a dynamic environment where children “Learn to Love to Learn.” 

Discovery is a diverse and inclusive independent day school that educates students aged 18 months to 12 years in a unique program blending the Montessori curriculum with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program framework. 

Easterseals has the nation’s largest network of inclusive child development centers for infants through preschool (0-5 years of age). In these settings educators meet the needs of students (with and without disabilities) through the use of specialized approaches and instruction to prepare preschoolers for entry into the school system or to support current students to achieve at their highest level.

Co-educational, independent day school with approximately 80 students enrolled in the Early Learning (2 yrs.) through the Fifth Grade, and is located on beautiful and safe Fisher Island, accessible only via an eight-minute ferry from Miami Beach.

Saint Paul's - Clearwater's Independent School has been proudly educating leaders in the Clearwater community for almost 50 years. The intention of its founders was to combine superior academics with Episcopal values of respect, honesty, integrity and inclusiveness. Located on a 12-acre waterfront campus and with programs for Infants through 8th grade.

The mission of St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Montessori Church School is to provide excellent and authentic Montessori education in a Christian setting which includes spiritual development, ethnic and cultural diversity, service to the community and respect for self and others. 

St. Mark's welcomes students of all faiths from age one through sixth grade. Our safe and beautiful campus along the St. Johns River is nestled amid shady tree-lined streets in a quiet neighborhood, our students represent diverse backgrounds.