Jax Kids Book Club
Welcome to the Jax Kids Book Club!
Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is open to Duval 4-year-olds now through the end of the school year, or while supplies last.
DO ALL PARENTS NEED TO REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN?
No. Conveniently, children attending a VPK program do NOT need to be registered—they are already signed up through their VPK enrollment and will receive their book bag at their school/VPK center. Children not attending a VPK center can be registerd by clicking on the Jax Kids Book Club logo at the top of this page. Childcare providers should register their classes in groups, to ensure all children receive bags at the same time.
What is the Jax Kids Book Club?
The Jax Kids Book Club is a free early literacy program, for all 4-year-olds in Jacksonville. It utilizes public-private partnerships to improve the school readiness skills of prekindergarten children, get high-quality books into the homes of all of Jacksonville’s 4-year-olds and give parents practical tools to help their children become early learners. The goal is to encourage families to instill literacy as a core value in the home and increase family awareness of the importance of reading with their children every day. The Jax Kids Book Club has received local and national recognition for its innovative programming and best practices in early literacy.
Who can join the Jax Kids Book Club?
All Duval County 4-year-olds (must be 4 by 9/1/2012)are eligible to join the Book Club the year prior to entering kindergarten. The Club targets children one year before they enter kindergarten to help prepare them to enter kindergarten ready to read and learn.
What do Book Club members receive?
Each Book Club member receives a free reusable book bag filled with a set of 12 age-appropriate books, written about various historical, geographical and cultural aspects in Jacksonville, a set of alphabet flash cards, a parent guide to literacy and a kindergarten readiness checklist, including developmental goals for 5-year-olds. All of these literacy components are branded with the Jax Kids Book Club logo and logos of the program’s key corporate sponsors.
THANK YOU to our generous 2013-14 corporate partners!
The Boeing Company | Early Learning Coalition of Duval | FL Blue | The GATE Foundation | Jacksonville Jaguars, LLC | JM Family Enterprises/Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC | Regency Centers