Sea Turtle Early Learning Center at the Beaches
Our early childhood program is built around a comforting daily, weekly and yearly rhythm that nourishes the whole child. Natural materials and simple toys provide our students with ample opportunities for developing their imagination.
The full-day 8:30am to 3:00pm preschool offers classes for preschool age children up to 6 year-olds. The programs are child-centered and inspired by public Waldorf principles. Our credentialed teachers receive training in developmentally and culturally appropriate practices, including early childhood training at Steiner College. Learn more about our teachers at their web sites which are linked below.
We also offer a Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) for 4-year-olds who are 4 by September 1 of the current school year. The state funded VPK program provides 3 hours per day of instruction and requires an eligibility certificate from the Duval County Early Learning Coalition. For families of 4 year olds looking for a Waldorf program or needing full day care, we provide a full-day Waldorf wrap around program for our VPK students.
Admission to and enrollment in the state funded VPK program will include a preference for admission to Seaside Community Charter School, a tuition-free public charter school.
8:15 - Students Arrive, Outdoor Play
Classroom Morning Circle - Singing, Poems, Finger Plays, Clapping and Bean Bag Games
Main Lesson: Academics: VPK Standards
-Story, Letters, Numbers, Vocabulary Building, Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, Science, Social Studies-
11:15 - Part Time VPK Dismissal
Waldorf Specials: Music, Handwork, Watercolor Painting, Nature Walks/Crafts, Breadbaking
Clean Up, Bathroom Time
Music, American Sign Language, Yoga, Beeswax Modeling, Gardening
3:00 - Outdoor Play and Dismissal
Extended care is available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM for working families.
Please contact SeaTurtleELC@gmail.com for enrollment information.
Preschoolers will participate in all School-wide Student Showcases, Festivals (Fall, Winter Spiral, May Day) as well as other special events during the school year.
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