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ECS Early Learning Center at Exchange South

PLEASE CALL 904-519-2800 for more information


Episcopal Children's Services' Preschool at Exchange South, located at 9143 Philips Highway, is a 5-STAR early learning center for children age six weeks - five years. 

Early Learning Programs
ECS provides programs based on the latest research showing the impact of early activities on brain development. Bright, colorful environments encourage exploration, engaging playthings stretch young imaginations and develop motor skills, and shared stories and rhymes build language skills. Developing language skills are supported through meaningful conversation, where teachers expand on children’s ideas and explore new ideas together.

Infant Program (6 weeks-11 months)
Our infant room offers a warm, nurturing enviroment where every baby feels loved. Sanitation is a high priorty while our infants are still developing their immune systems. Infants are cared for with their comfort and happiness a priority. Our infant caregivers offer age appropriate activities and toys to promote development of fine and gross motor skills. Shared stories and rhymes build early language skills. At the end of the day, parents are provided with a daily report detailing the days feedings, diaper changes, naps and activities.


Toddler Program (12-23 months)
Toddlers are curious and exploratory, and our toddler program supports those new and exciting skills. Children enjoy dramatic play, creative movement, and artistic expression. Hands-on activities encourage child-directed cognitive development and social skills.

Early Preschool Program (24-36 months)
Our early preschool programs nurture curiosity, initiative, persistence, reasoning, and problem-solving – the essential elements of lifelong learning. Each day’s lessons include learning centers and group activities to provide children the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills.

Preschool Programs (3-5 years)
In our preschool programs, children explore their world with curiosity and delight. To ensure that our preschoolers develop the skills they need to enter school ready to learn, our thematic curriculum emphasizes early literacy skills, including book knowledge and appreciation, phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, print awareness, early writing, and oral language development.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is a state funded program that prepares young children for successful Kindergarten experience by fostering emergent literacy skills, socio-emotional growth and a love of learning. If your child turns 4 by September 1st, they are eligible to participate in Florida’s Free VPK education program during the hours of 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Episcopal Children's Services Early Learning CenterChild_Book
9143 Phillips Highway, Suite 500
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
904-519-2800 fax: 904-519-2802
Hours: Monday - Friday
(6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

• Watch Me Grow Cameras: Live-feed internet accessible cameras allow parents to log in and watch their child learn!

• Small class sizes that allow for individualized lesson plans developed to meet each child’s individual needs

• Serving Children 6 weeks to 5 years of age

• Holistic Approach to learning--meeting the needs of the whole child.

• School Readiness Curriculum featuring Links to Literacy

• Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) participate

• APPLE Accredited

Offering the following enrichment programs:

Computers - Quality computer education for young children
Happy Feet Soccer
Sign Language
Parental Workshop Programs

Full Day Programs – Weekly Tuition
Episcopal Children’s Services Preschool provides full-day programs designed for working parents who desire full-day education and enrichment programs for their children. Tuition includes a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

Rates for Exchange South for the 2013-2014 School Year


Registration Fee

Annual Supply Fee
(Due September 1st)

Weekly Tuition





One-Year Olds
(12-23 months)




Two-Year Olds
(24-35 months)




Three-Year Olds
(36-47 months)




Four-Year Olds




VPK Wrap Around $50 $60 $130

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