Hello Families!

Melrose Preschool is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to education, as well as the Conscious Discipline philosophy for social skills and self-regulation. These two philosophies work in tandem to offer the best environment for your child to thrive in.  The Reggio education model believes in working as a team to educate the child, so the school and family work together to maintain balance. Family involvement is key to helping parents understand the needs a child has for proper development, as well as give your child the feeling of safety - knowing the parent is involved in school.  No child will be admitted for admission until we have the requirements listed on the back of this page. The information we receive is used during the process we use for acceptance into our program at Melrose.  


Understanding our Pre-K 4 Program: Melrose has never participated in the State of Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program (VPK).  There are many reasons that we’re happy to discuss with you, but mainly it’s directed at the testing that is required three times a year for 4 year olds.  We are a school that does not test - therefore we do not teach to test. Academics are always taught at Melrose, but it’s done in a hands-on, play-based environment. We prepare all children for Kindergarten and we use a guideline throughout the school year to make sure children stay on track. We also make sure parents use workbooks at home, to cover all bases in PreK. We are a tuition based private school and we do not accept VPK vouchers.

Melrose Preschool bases their choice of placement based on the following criteria:
Current school family - When paperwork and fees were turned in - Observation Component
Family Questionnaire & Academic, Social and Emotional Progress

We do not base our placement of students on race, color, religion or gender identity
We’re excited to begin year number seven and continue some well loved traditions,
as well as start some new ones! 


Enrollment forms and fees are due beginning Monday, February 3, 2020. You may arrive at Melrose no earlier than 8:30am. Each family will receive a number to wait in line. We will let families into the school at 9:30am to turn in the enrollment packet in order of number given. Refer to the back of this form for what you need to bring.


Step 1Due at the time of Enrollment 


  • Each family must have already completed a New Student tour of our school prior to turning in paperwork.
    Your child should be present for the tour. This only applies to families who are not currently students. This can
    be attending the Open House on January 16, 2020. Other tour dates are available 1x month. 

  • Must enroll your child for the New Student observation component. Referred to as a Meet & Greet, this
    will be a 30 minute observation, completed by Melrose Administration. 

  • Meet & Greets will be held Wednesday, February 5th & Friday, February 7th. 

  • Session 1: Toddlers and Twos from 10:00-10:30am (10 max per session)

  • Session 2: Three and Up from 10:45-11:15am (12 max per session)

    • During this time we will have large group and small group time, which will give us the opportunity to get to know your child. 

    • Parent(s) are required to stay on Melrose campus, but not in the classroom during this time. We will have a waiting room on campus for all parents. 

    • If your child is upset about being separated from you, a member of our team will come and get you. You will then be asked to stay in the classroom with us.  

    • Children must eat and drink before arriving. 

    • Children should also use the restroom or have a fresh diaper before entering the classroom. If the child has an accident or needs a diaper change, a member of our team will come and get youTurn in your family questionnaire - FORM A (orange)

  • Turn in your Child’s Application - FORM B (yellow)

  • Turn in your Tuition contract. Both parent signatures are required.  - FORM C (lime green)

  • Pay the New Student Application Fee $20 per child non-refundable

  • Pay Annual Supply Fee:   ______ 1 year - 3 years $125                  _____Pre-K 4  $150

  • Pay the $150 per child non-refundable enrollment fee

  • Melrose will send a final email confirmation of acceptance within 1 week after your child has their Meet & Greet. Parents or guardians must reply within 48-72 hours to save your child’s spot.

  • Melrose accepts checks or cash for these fees. We will not deposit your fees until after your child has been accepted into our school. 

  • All fees listed above (Application, Supply & enrollment) may be on one check. 

Step 2Items DUE BEFORE Orientation in August.

Your child MAY NOT begin school until ALL paperwork is completed.


  • Step 2 - Items DUE BEFORE Orientation in August. Your child MAY NOT begin school until ALL paperwork is completed.

  • Updated Physical - State of Florida School Entry Health Exam 

  • Copy of current Shot Records or Exemption Florida Certificate of Immunizations with valid Expiration Date 

  • Tuition Express Form (Our Procare Software system) - Melrose does not accept cash for tuition payments



(904) 388-0606



Melrose Avenue Preschool

4305 Melrose Avenue

Jacksonville, Florida 32210


Monday - Friday 

8:30am - 4pm









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