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Melrose Avenue Preschool

4305 Melrose Avenue

Jacksonville, Florida 32210

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Monday - Friday 

8:30am - 4pm

SERVING RIVERSIDE, AVONDALE, ORTEGA, AND BEYOND

ESTABLISHED 2014

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OUR ENVIRONMENT

"To a young child, the world is full of materials to touch, discover and explore. To find,

collect, sort, and use materials is to embark on a special kind of adventure. For adults, gathering

materials means rediscovering the richness and beauty in natural, unexpected, and recyclable

objects that are all around us, but not often noticed.

 

One way to rediscover our own creative impulses is to see possibilities in materials. Children

possess a natural openness to the potential of materials.

When adults become aware of this process, they find ways to watch and listen to children.

Children and adults become collaborators as they discover, collect, sort, arrange, experiment,

create, construct, and think with materials. The goal is to allow children to become fluent

with materials – as if materials were a language.”

– Introduction to Beautiful Stuff! Learning with Found Material by Cathy Weisman Topal & Lella Gandini

 

Our school setting is a home-like environment that encourages children to feel comfortable, to grow, and to THRIVE! We incorporate many things into our school environment including...

 

Natural Light

Plants and Flowers

Outside Garden

Animals

Natural Wood

Seashells

Handcrafted Toys

Wooden Shelves and Structures

Recycled and Repurposed Objects

Maps

Stones

Branches, Twigs, and Leaves

Yarn, Wire, and String

Beads

Clay

Found Objects