Helping Families Ensure Their Children Enter School Ready to Learn

Early Learning Centers

ECS operates two child care centers in Jacksonville – Good Shepherd and San Jose. Both provide programs based on the latest research showing the impact of early activities on brain development.  Our newest center, ECS Early Learning Center at Good Shepherd is enrolling children ages 1 to 5 years. San Jose is a state-of-the-art center that opened in 2014.

All centers offer the following:

  • Small class sizes that allow for individualized plans for each child.
  • A warm, nurturing environment that encourages the development of the “whole” child—physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.
  • Foundations for Success and Links to Early Learning curricula.
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
  • Watch Me Grow cameras allowing parents online access to classrooms.

For more information, please see the individual child care centers tab on this website, or contact Jeanne Dillard at 904-726-1500, ext. 222, or jdillard@ecs4kids.org