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Melrose Avenue Preschool

4305 Melrose Avenue

Jacksonville, Florida 32210

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PRESCHOOL: Age 2-3

At Melrose, we are passionate about teaching through play, imagination, and creativity. We help your child become a strong individual by exploring new skills, encouraging self-confidence, and supporting each child to shine brightly. Your child will learn basic literacy, math, and science through games and activities. We are always on the go and have a blast learning with one another!
PRESCHOOL: Age 2

 

Preschool means playing but also involves making friends, growing to love one another, and learning by doing. Our school setting is a home-like environment that will give your child the chance feel comfortable, to grow, and to THRIVE. 

 

In this stage in development, children are growing their skills in the art of taking turns and using their words with kindness. The majority of our day is focused on Conscious Discipline and helping children talk with their peers. The children are kept active engaged and have a variety of activities to choose from each day at Melrose. Since our brains are pattern seeking, we ensure the day stays on a schedule and repeat routines, so that each child feels at ease in their day.  Learn more about our approach here

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF OUR 2 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOLERS

Literacy:
-  Morning Meeting: Story, Greeting each other, talking about our day
-  Class Family Jobs: Name and letter recognition
-  Shelves and cubbies labeled around the room

Math:
-  Measuring, using rulers and scales
-  Counting the stairs as we go up and down
-  Songs and games

Science:
-  Taking care of school pets
-  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
-  Different seasons and temperature changes

Social Skills:
-  Cleaning up after ourselves

-  Snack, Lunch, and Free Play

- Pushing in our chairs
-  Greeting a safe adult: say ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’

PRESCHOOL: Age 3

 

We encourage our three year old preschoolers to take on a little more responsibility within the child’s class family. Children are supported to take greater charge for their personal belongings, their actions, and their surroundings.

 

At Melrose, one of our most important roles is to teach children about the importance of treating everyone around us with respect and kindness. By giving each child the essential life skills they need to navigate a wide range of environments, our children can thrive. Our classrooms provide a team structure where everyone works together to get the jobs done and each child feels supported. Learn more about our approach here.

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF OUR 3 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOLERS

Literacy:
-  Morning Meeting: Story, Greeting each other, talking about our day

-  Listening to a short story & answering questions based on the book
-  Class Family Jobs: Name & letter recognition
-  Shelves and cubbies labeled around the room

Math:
-  Light table exploration with shapes and colors
-  Matching leaves and arranging largest to smallest
-  Counting seashells

Science:
-  Taking care of school pets
-  Opening geodes and exploring rocks 
-  Making a volcano and watching it erupt

Social Skills:
-  Being patient and waiting our turn to talk
-  Getting dressed all on our own: shoes, socks, and clothes
-  Making eye contact when having a conversation 

SAMPLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR 2's & 3's

 

9:00-9:10 am

Arrive to School
          -  Put away backpack, lunch box, water bottle, and choose morning snack
          -  Choose a class family job for the day

9:10-9:20 am

Morning Meeting
          -  Good Morning Song by Conscious Discipline
          -  Story and introduction to the daily activities

9:20-9:45 am

Snack Time

          -  Enjoy a healthy snack to energize the day

9:40-10:00 am

Snack Clean Up and Bathroom Break

          -  Clean up from snack time

          -  Take a bathroom break

10:00-10:45 am

Garden Fun Time

          -  Head down to the Garden to frolick in the sunshine and play with friends

10:45-11:00 am

Garden Time Clean Up and Care for Pets

          -  Wash hands and face from Garden Time

          -  Take a bathroom break

          -  Stop by to visit and feed our school pet

11:00-12:00 am

Studio Time (limited to a small group)

          -  Classroom Studio time (child's choice)

          -  Free Play Time (childs's choice)
         
12:00-12:45 pm

Lunch Time

          -  Enjoy lunchtime together

          -  Clean up after lunch

          -  Take a bathroom break

12:45-12:55 pm

Afternoon Meeting

          -  Story of the Day (children help decide)

          -  I Wish You Well song by Conscious Discipline

12:55-1:00pm

Ready to Go

          -  Pack up all our things to head home or to Stay & Play

          -  Sit on classroom entrance rug and wait patiently for pick-up