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We opened our 2nd 3-day three year old class today and it is already filling quickly! If you are still looking for a high-quality half-day preschool program for your 2 or 3 year old please give us a call at 642-3210.

About Us

Who we are

Fort Caroline Baptist Academy is a faith-based preschool that offers a half-day program for ages two, three and four years old children with the option for attending either 2, 3 or 5 days per week to our two and three year old children.

Our VPK students attend either 3 days or 5 days per week. All students may stay for the optional “lunch bunch” program until 2 p.m.

FCBA is open from  mid-August – May 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. We are located at 11428 McCormick Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225.

 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 

From Our Director

Dear Parent,

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stand with you in your journey of parenting. I can’t think of another task in life that is both a wonderful privilege and an awesome responsibility. The gift of life is truly sacred, and at Fort Caroline Baptist Academy, we approach your choice of us with that level of trust.

We recognize that you have many options for your child’s education in our community. We value your confidence in us and want to assure you that we will endeavor to live up to it. Our tradition in providing quality, Christian education is a strong one, and we take great pride in it.

As you have looked to us for your child’s educational needs, I would invite you also to give prayerful consideration to exploring the possibilities of our larger church’s ministry to your family. If you’re not already involved in a local community of faith, we want you to know that we have a place for everyone in your family here at Ft. Caroline Baptist.

Thank you again for choosing Ft. Caroline Baptist Academy. We look forward to the days ahead and the opportunities we will have to partner together in your child’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development. Don’t hesitate to let us know how better we can serve you in these respects.


Evelynn Livingston

Our Staff

Evelynn Livingston – Director

Teresa Costner – Assistant Director

Pam Shultz – Resource Teacher (Music/Chapel/Library)

Karen Taylor – General Assistant (M, W & F)

Grace Nowak – General Assistant (T & TH)

Patricia Kennerly – Lead Teacher 2 yr. olds

Tamaris Cortes-Vargas – Asst. Teacher 2 yr. olds

Jenny Jones – Lead Teacher 3 yr. olds (M-F)

Amy Ryan – Asst. Teacher 3 yr. olds (M-F)

Renee Bailey – Lead Teacher 3 yr. olds
(M, W & F)

Janine Tresnan – Lead Teacher 3 yr. olds
(T & TH)

Patricia Boggess– Assistant Teacher 3 yr. olds

Brianne Lupica – VPK A Lead Teacher (M-F)

Amy Francis – VPK A Assistant Teacher (M-F)

Debbie Moody – VPK B Lead Teacher (M-F)

Peggy Jones – VPK B Assistant Teacher (M-F)

Trina Claycomb – VPK C Lead Teacher (M-F)

Harmony Gokey – VPK C Assistant Teacher 

Jessa Aubin – VPK D Lead Teacher (M-F)

Laney Marsh – VPK D Assistant Teacher (M-F)

Vivian Walker – VPK E Lead Teacher
(T, W & TH)

April Spears – VPK E Assistant Teacher
(T, W & TH)


The Wee Learn curriculum offers cognitive challenges to young children exposed to their framework through individually and age appropriate practices. The Wee Learn curriculum is solidified on its base of concrete experience and focuses on relationships, communication, and exploration of the environment.  The curriculum is thoughtfully planned, comprehensive, cohesive and integrated across domains of learning and development.

The Wee Learn curriculum provides systematic learning opportunities in language and early literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts, physical development, and personal and social development. The curriculum is relevant to children’s everyday experiences and highlights the importance of the family’s role in linking a child’s early experiences to the world around them.

VPK Program

Our VPK program provides an environment of learning through play and teacher directed activities.


  • Monday – Friday classes, 8:30 am until 11:45
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:30 until 1:30.

Lunch Bunch is available until 2 p.m. at a charge to parents. Ask for details.

The VPK program is FREE for eligible children, regardless of family income. The Coalition or its designee shall determine the eligibility of children for enrollment in the VPK program and shall issue to each eligible child a Certificate of Eligibility (Form AWI-VPK 02) Early Learning Coalition of Duval at 8301 Cypress Plaza Drive; Suite 201 Jacksonville, FL 32256. Tel No. 904-208-2044. Website

Attendance Policy

FCBA requires that children enrolled in the VPK program miss not more than 24 instructional days. Additional days available in an emergency. If children miss more than 24 days, they will be withdrawn from the program.

Registration Procedure

Complete both sides of the admission application and bring to the academy office with the Registration fee (Non VPK Students only).

  • Parents must schedule a tour prior to enrolling (Please bring the child with you)
  • VPK students must bring a certificate of eligibility obtained from the Early Learning Coalition of Duval. 
  • Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. 
  • FCBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic or religious origin.

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is an optional program for those no longer needing a nap. You bring a bag or box lunch for your child and we will have our lunch and an indoor and outdoor play time. Fees are due monthly and there is no lunch bunch when the calendar indicates staff meeting or on other dates listed in handbook. $35 Registration fee is required to enroll in the lunch bunch program, this is required for any child enrolled on a regular monthly basis or to use the occasional stay throughout the year.

5 days per week $150 

4 days per week $140

3 days per week $130 

2 days per week $120 

Occasional stay $20 per day if space is available.