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Nonprofit preschool programs in Largo set to begin fall classes

Now that the big kids are back in class, here are several nonprofit preschool programs scheduled to begin their fall classes.

McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo, is offering voluntary pre-kindergarten classes and a Junior Explorers Preschool Program, both scheduled to begin Sept. 8. The VPK classes, which require 10 students, will be Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. Classes are state-funded and free for children age 4.

The Junior Explorers Preschool Program, for ages 3 through 5, has three sessions running through December. Classes are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday. Junior Explorers costs start at $90 for residents; $112.50 for non-residents, and price varies based on session dates. To register, call 518-3047.

The Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., is enrolling preschoolers for its Highland Hoppers program. The schedule includes three sessions: five-day (Monday through Friday), three-day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and two-day (Tuesday and Thursday). There are both morning and afternoon slots available. Classes start Tuesday. Monthly cost ranges from $68 to $210. For registration, call (727) 518-3016.

Little Packer Pre-School, 250 First Ave. NE, operated by the Largo High School's Family and Consumer Science Program, has openings for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The part-time program opens Sept. 15. It will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday during the Pinellas County school year. It costs $18 a week, with a $15 registration fee. To apply, call (727) 588-4907 or e-mail

St. Jerome Early Childhood Center, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo, has openings for children ages 2, 3 and 4. Both full-time and part-time slots are available. The center operates from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (727) 596-9491.

Nonprofit preschool programs in Largo set to begin fall classes 08/25/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 4:49pm]
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