St. Edward's Preschool & VPK

Serving children ages 1 – VPK  years old using an inspired approach to education and life long learning in a safe, loving environment where they can learn and grow.



Applying is easy using our Online Application. We encourage families to apply online to simplify the submission process and track the application status after the application is submitted.



Our theme-based curriculum is designed to prepare students for early literacy and kindergarten readiness. The concepts encourage children to learn at their own pace using hands-on materials, songs, and games in group and individual settings.


Parents have the flexibility to choose an age based Preschool or VPK program that is right for their child’s needs and for their family’s schedule. In addition to our age based programs, we offer several extended care programs.

About Us

“St. Edward’s Preschool and VPK believes that a nurturing environment allows a young child to feel safe and comfortable and encourages the development of a positive self-concept.  A stimulating, hands-on learning environment with developmentally appropriate materials enhances play and exploration, encourages social and emotional development, and supports physical development.”   Heather Fortson, Director

Contact Us

Contact us or schedule a tour today by calling the Preschool & VPK at (352) 383-0290 or by filling out the form below.

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Our Preschool. Our Family. Our Community

For over 50 years, St. Edward’s Preschool & VPK has been providing a loving, safe environment for our students to grow developmentally, socially, and spiritually. Our child-centered, play-based program creates connection and sense of community during these early formative years. Curiosity and creativity is celebrated and encouraged, as is, partnering with parents and family members on developmental milestones. At St. Edward’s Preschool & VPK, your child will be known, loved, and cared for every day.





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What Our Families are Saying

St. Edward’s will always be engrained in our hearts! From their loving and engaged staff to the most charming little preschool in town, it will most certainly check off all your preschool needs!! I know God led us to this place for the past 5 years with both our boys.

My daughter goes here and WE love it !! She has learned so much in just half a year! We love all of her teachers so much! They go above and beyond for all of the students! Wish they taught till high school!

Love this school very good with my son he has been learning a lot!

Love love love this preschool! The teachers are so fun, loving, sweet, and patient! So many fun activities and hands on centers for the kids to do. My son actually likes going to school now!!! Thank you amazing teachers!

It is the best school I’ve ever seen they are very good with kids my son always wants to go to school and they are great with keeping us informed