Helping Families Ensure Their Children Enter School Ready to Learn

ELC at Good Shepherd


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PLEASE CALL 904-723-4413 for more information

Episcopal Children’s Services Early Learning Center at Good Shepherd

Center Manager, Jennifer Spess,

1100 Stockton Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Serving children ages 1 to 5 in the Riverside area of Jacksonville

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.

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 math and literacy skills, including book knowledge and appreciation, phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, print awareness, early writing, and oral language development.

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
Voluntary Prekindergarten 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. Children who are four by September 1st are eligible to participate in Florida’s free VPK education program during the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Episcopal Children’s Services Early Learning Center
1100 Stockton St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
PLEASE CALL 904-723-4413 for more information
Hours: Monday – Friday
(6:30 a.m. – 6 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.
  • A holistic approach to learning to meet the needs of the whole child.
  • Implementation of Florida state-approved school readiness preschool curriculum, Links to Early Learning, and infant-toddler curriculum, Foundations for Success.
  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program with optional wrap-around care for early morning and/or afternoon hours.
  • Nutritious meals and snacks.

Offering the following enrichment programs:

Happy Feet Soccer

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 Good Shepherd for the 2016-2017 School Year


1-Year -Olds (12-23 months)

Registration Fee:  $100
Annual Supply Fee: $100
Weekly Tuition: $205

2-Year-Olds (24-35 months)

Registration Fee:  $100
Annual Supply Fee: $100
Weekly Tuition: $190

3- to 5-Year-Olds (36-60 months)

Registration Fee:  $100
Annual Supply Fee: $100
Weekly Tuition: $175

VPK Wrap Around

Registration Fee:  $100
Annual Supply Fee: $100
Weekly Tuition: $130