Great Beginnings Preschool

Great Beginnings Preschool



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Months of the year! VPK GRADUATION
I wanted to make sure your families knew about this upcoming Daddy Daughter Dance
I wanted to share this information with your families so they can get tickets if they wish. Thanks
I was told by Mrs Judy this morning that Great Beginnings will be open tomorrow despite Leon County Schools being closed. I don't know how/if they're planning to distribute this information so I'm trying to let parents know myself.
Will you be open tomorrow? Just wondering with the weather and all...
If someone could contact me i am interested in some more information about childcare for my 16 month old!
Tiny dancers
Miss Katie's class will be going to the Jr Museum on Tuesday (May 27th). Please bring $5.50 for your child by Friday! Also, send your child with a sack lunch (all throw away items) on Tuesday.The vans will be pulling out AT 9:00 A.M. If you have any questions see Miss Katie.

Serving Tallahassee for 27 years we offer quality, affordable care. We have loving caregivers and one of the highest rated VPK programs around!

Operating as usual

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 08/10/2022

We hope that everyone had as wonderful today as we did!! 🍎

We are so excited for the 2022/23 school year and all of the fun and learning that will happen over the next 9 months! Thank you parents, students and teachers for the best first day!



1. They are not daycare workers, they are preschool teachers. Their lesson plan every day includes: how to share, how to have “nice hands” and “walking feet,” how to say please and thank you, how to walk behind someone without pushing, how to take turns, and how to have “listening ears.”

2. They are not just teachers. They are also janitors and nurses. They make boo-boos feel better and dry up tears. They spray, wipe, sanitize, sweep, mop, vacuum, and take out the trash.

3. They are waitresses. They balance little trays and cups of milk. They pick up squashed peas off the floor. Scoop peaches when they ask for more.

4. They change 5 dirty diapers, within 10 minutes, the day after beef and corn.

5. They get 12 little ducklings to follow in a row on their way to the playground.

6. They tie tiny shoes. Snap tiny pants. Fold tiny blankeys. Wipe tiny noses. Spend 5 minutes fixing the heels of tiny Converse. Multiply all of this by 12 on some days.

7. They are there before parents go to work and-or don’t go home until the last kid is picked up as the second hand ticks to closing time.

8. They lay out cots and pillows and blankeys and paci’s. They know who gets a pacifier, who gets a 6 oz bottle, who has to have all the lights out, who will wake up early, who came in late and will lay awake. They sit between cots patting restless toddlers to sleep. They spend the rest of nap time keeping the one early riser from waking the 11 others.

9. They go home and take care of their own families and homes, or their own children. They somehow find time to rest their tired feet.

10. They are patient and kind. They are trustworthy. They do their best with no promise of rest. They don’t enjoy disciplining, but do it with love. Their heart swells to see your child grow and learn and smile and play. They laugh at the funny things the kids always say. Say thank you to your daycare teacher. They love your child❤️

***copied from a friend***

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 06/01/2022

Our VPK class ended their year with a trip to the Tallahassee Museum!

Have an amazing summer and good luck in Kindergarten!!!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 05/20/2022

💙💛We are so proud of the VPK Class of 2022 💙💛

Congratulations to these 16 graduates who are off to Kindergarten in the fall! We are so proud of each of you and can’t wait to see you excel next year!


Congratulations to two of our VPK graduates who are off to middle school!!!! Caden and Kinsley we are so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you do next!

Kristy Lynn

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 04/15/2022

What an EGGcellent day we had! Our sweet babies enjoyed their egg hunts and our very special bunny visitor!!! 🐰

We pray that each of our families have a wonderful Easter Weekend!


Thank you so much Superintendent Hanna and Reddy Freddy for visiting us today! We love our backpacks filled with so many items that will help to make our transition to Kindergarten perfect!

Parents, as a reminder, registration for Kindergarten is now open!!!


We are blessed with the BEST!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 12/21/2021

The Havana Christmas Tree Farm never disappoints!!! Our VPK class enjoyed our visit and decorating our classroom tree!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 10/22/2021

What a beautiful fall Friday we had this morning at the Pumpkin 🎃 Patch and the park!!! We love this tradition with our adorable VPK students every October!


We will Always Remember! ❤️💙 🇺🇸 ❤️💙


Due to weather conditions predicted for our area we will be closed tomorrow Monday, August 16th. We apologize for the delayed message however, the safety of our staff and students is our top priority. We appreciate your continued cooperation and support and pray your family is safe during this time.


We’re shaking our way to the very last day of VPK for the 2020/2021 school year! These kids have been such a joy to teach this year and we are truly going to miss each of them!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 05/21/2021

🎓 These amazing kids are one day away from becoming VPK Graduates 🎓

This amazing group of children have overcome so much this year as we navigated our way though new routines, masks, distancing, and everything that came with COVID-19. Then, they did it again with the BIG move to our brand new facility! They may be moving on to Kindergarten in the fall but not without the celebration they deserve! We are so proud of each and every one of these kids and can’t wait to see what their future holds! Way to Go Class of 2021!!! We love you!!!!


Now that the big reveal is over and our parents and students are excited about this new adventure it’s time to add to our team!

We’re looking for two full time classroom teachers. If you or someone you know is looking to work with the most amazing kids and teachers in the most amazing new school please message us for an application!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 04/24/2021

A New Era in Childcare is BEGINNING and it looks pretty GREAT!!! But don't just take our word for it. Come check out our NEW location in the Lake Jackson Town Center at our Open House Saturday, April 24th from 2 PM to 5 PM!!!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 03/23/2021

Spring is In the Air and we’re having so much fun with these little guys 🐛

Very soon we will have lots of beautiful 🦋 butterflies on our playground!


These 2016 GBP graduates are doing BIG things! Both Kinsley and Adelaide competed this weekend in the county wide 4H Tropicana Speech Contest! Kinsley represented NFC and Adelaide represented SASC! So very proud of these amazing 4th grade students!!!! Congratulations girls!!!!


Wishing each and every one of our GBP a Merry Christmas! We are so thankful for all of you and your continued support throughout this crazy year! Enjoy each second of today!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 10/30/2020

Our super cute and oh, so friendly ghost 👻 had the best morning! And, so did their teachers! 🍎 😉👻 !!!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 10/26/2020

Cutest Kids Ever at the Pumpkin 🎃 Patch!


Timely News From Trusted Voices with Liz Murphy

Attention GBP Families! This may be something you’re eligible for!


Amazing Opportunity! Parents take a Look and see if you qualify! Thank you Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend


Leon County residents who are essential workers with little ones birth to 5 years old...YOU have priority access to our Leon CARES Child Care Assistance Program now until December 30th, 2020. However, once slots are full, the application process will close. Apply today!

The program is intended for essential workers listed on Executive Order 20-91, as well as for any positions of support for those essential employers. For example, maintenance workers, coordinators, assistants, janitors, food service, grocers, attendants, therapists, and more working for identified essential employers.

See attached for program requirements and how to apply.

*This program is a separately funded Leon County program that is different than the first responders and healthcare worker referrals in partnership with the Office of Early Learning. Initial referrals for that program ended July 31st.

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 09/19/2020

We are so proud of our VPK students! They have been amazing during the last few weeks despite the new normals we are faced with each day! They are learning and growing and are sure to be more than ready for kindergarten next year!


We’re so excited to welcome Ms. Valerie to our team! She comes to us with over 6 years of experience in childcare. She is passionate about teaching and loves to make her classroom bright, colorful and full of student work. Though she’s only lived in Tallahassee for the last 5 years she is happy to call Tallahassee home for her and her son, Mason! Ms. Valerie knows that learning never ends and is currently working to obtain her CDA! We are happy to have her on our team!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 09/04/2020

Show - and - Tell Friday!!!!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 09/01/2020

Our year has officially begun and we had the BEST first day of VPK! Looking forward to watching these kids grow and learn this year!

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 08/30/2020

The first day of VPK is TOMORROW!!!! We are so very excited to finally be able to be back together again! We can’t wait to see you all!


Amazing Opportunity!

📣 Attention 📣 All Leon County School
virtual learners...... We have an amazing opportunity for those of you who have chosen to begin the year virtually! Cool Kids Club is excited to be able to offer a full day Virtual Learning Academy for grades K-5!!!!

Meet Ms. Sierra! Sierra is a college Senior majoring in Elementary Education AND Special Education. Upon graduation, she will also have endorsements in both ESOL & Reading! She has worked as a teacher assistant, is CPR Certified and proficient in Google Classroom. Sierra is very excited about facilitating all virtual learning and helping to make this school year the best it can be from a
distance. Parents will be able to continue working and students will be able to complete all classroom meetings and assignments in a safe, clean, small group environment!

Call today for more information! VERY limited spaces are available!


If you’re an Amazing Teacher looking to join an Amazing Team, we need to talk! We’re hiring! Looking for a full time, lead teacher to help shape the minds of our 3/4 year old
Students! We offer paid holidays, healthcare benefits, paid vacation time, childcare credits and very competitive pay! CDA/Teaching Certificate a plus, but not required. Contact us today!


We pray that each of our GBP families enjoy being with family and friends today! Stay safe! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


We are now accepting new VPK enrollments for the 2020/2021 school year! Please give us a call at 850-562-5437 to find out more!


Attention recent VPK Graduates 🎓 Kindergarten awaits and this would be a great way to start your year with lots of helpful information!

The LCS Virtual Kindergarten Orientation is tomorrow, June 2! Visit your zoned school's website and/or social media pages for recorded and live-streamed orientations.

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 05/30/2020

Yesterday these sweet babies should have enjoyed their last day of VPK with each other and their teachers..... unfortunately COVID has other plans and we weren’t able to be together. However, We know that each and every one of these amazing students will be very successful in Kindergarten and beyond! We are so proud of our class of 2020 and can not wait to see what your future holds! 🎓 Congratulations Graduates 🎓

Photos from Great Beginnings Preschool's post 05/06/2020

We had so much fun taking graduation pictures today with our 2020 VPK graduates 🎓 we may not be able to have a formal graduation ceremony as we have done for the past 30 years, but we will celebrate these amazing, smart, silly, almost kindergarten students!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to the best teachers around! We are so thankful for our Teachers!


Raise your hand 🙋🏼‍♀️ if you’re ready to get back to normal very soon!!!! This brand new indoor playground is just waiting for all of our precious students!!!!

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1904 Talpeco Road
Tallahassee, FL

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm

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