Title I Pre-K

  • prekindergarten

    The School District of Escambia County offers a free full-day Pre-K program for any student living in a Title One attendance area. Visit School Finder to find out your attendance zone and check the list of Title One Schools here.

    Call the Spencer Bibbs Center at #850-806-8205 to inquire about enrolling your child.

    Step 1:  Obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or go to the Early Learning Coalition, 1720 W. Fairfield Drive, Suite 100/400. Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00, (850) 607-8556.  The child’s birth certificate and the parent’s proof of residence must be uploaded when applying for the Certificate of Eligibility.

    Step 2:  Complete an Escambia County School District online application in FOCUS.

    Step 3: Beginning April 1, 2024, bring the following documents to Spencer Bibbs Center at 2005 N. 6th Avenue to complete registration.
    Monday-Thursday, 8:00-3:00. Schools will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Registration is not complete until all documents have been approved and forms have been signed. 

    -Bratt and Molino Park will bring the documents directly to the school.

    • Certificate of Eligibility 
    • Birth Certificate
    • Proof of Residence (Utility bill or lease)
    • Immunization Record
    • Physical (or appointment card for upcoming physical)
    • Child’s Insurance Card*
    • Child’s Social Security number*
    • Proof of Income (2023 W2 for all adults in home)*

    VPK Sites

    Bellview, Bratt, Brentwood, C.A. Weis*, Ensley, Ferry Pass, Global*, Holm, Jim Allen, Longleaf, Molino Park, Montclair*, Navy Point, O.J.  Semmes*, Sherwood, West Pensacola

    (*Head Start services may be offered at sites & require proof of income & additional application.)

    Students may register for any site; however, transportation is limited to students attending Pre-K in their zoned elementary school if available. 


    For more information call (850) 806-8205.

    Mission Statement
    The mission of Escambia County School District Title I Pre-K is to provide a positive, high quality environment to increase school readiness and build a foundation for future success. All Pre-K educators will use developmentally appropriate practices in order to create experiences for students that are language-rich, engaging, intentional, and motivating while integrating 21st century technology. 

    Program Information
    The District's program collaborates with the State's Voluntary Prekindergarten Program, Title I, Exceptional Student Education, and Head Start. Children may participate in the 540-hour VPK program during the school year or the 300-hour Summer VPK program.