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Early Learning Center at Good Shepherd

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Episcopal Children's Services Early Learning Center at Good Shepherd

Center Manager, Jennifer Spess

 1100 Stockton Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Serves children ages 1 year - five years of age

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 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 Center
1100 Stockton Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Hours: Monday - Friday
(6:30 a.m. – 6:00 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 1 year 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

Offering the following enrichment programs:

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 Good Shepherd for the 2016-2017 School Year

               Programs                  Registration Fee                  Annual Supply Fee                 Weekly Tuition

           One-Year Olds
           (12-23 months)                     $100                                       $100                                         $205


           Two-Year Olds
           (24-35 months)                     $100                                       $100                                         $190


     Three-Five Year Olds
          (36-60 months)                      $100                                       $100                                         $175


         VPK Wrap Around                $100                                       $100                                         $130

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