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2021 Tot-Time & VPK Program

The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for residents and $20 for non-residents of children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. VPK parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. and the child must receive a Certificate of Eligibility. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. at 727-400-4411 for questions or call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. Click on the link below to learn more.

The City of Gulfport's VPK Program

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The City of Gulfport's Tot-Time Program


Marivel Gutierrez, Recreation Supervisor

John Lapham, Recreation Coordinator

Jami Rowell, Staff Assistant II


Tot-Time Registration:

To receive a copy of the Parent Handbook and/or Registration Forms, contact Jami Rowell, or visit Recreation Center’s front office at 5730 Shore Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Residents – No Registration FEE
Non-Residents – Annual $20 Registration fee

2 Day- Res. 40/ Non Res. $50
3 Day- Res 65/ Non Res. $80
5 Day- Res 100/ Non Res. $125

(2, 3 & 5-day program)
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. – Curbside Drop-Off
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Class Times
12:30 p.m. – Curbside Pick-Up
– Nutritious snacks provided




VPK Registration Link Below:

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City of Gulfport, Florida is located in Pinellas County.