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Our Mission

We strive to promote a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the development of the whole child — physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

We believe that an early learning program must:

  • Offer quality programs and instruction by trained professionals;
  • Promote creativity and critical thinking among students of all ages;
  • Serve as a nurturing environment that complements the development of positive self-esteem;
  • Foster partnerships between parents, teachers, students, staff and community for the betterment of our students' lives;
  • Provide a foundation for further learning experiences; and
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate practices to fully engage students of all ages.

Our Strong Foundation

Episcopal Early Learning Academy is a preschool serving children ages six weeks to five years old. We are located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Florida. Our preschool is fortunate to be owned by an established leader in Florida’s early childhood education community: Episcopal Children’s Services. Founded in 1966, ECS administers programs throughout eight counties of Northeast Florida that benefit 27,000 children each day. With the support  of ECS and our developmentally appropriate curriculum, we offer an early childhood learning environment unlike any other in Northeast Florida.

Whole Child Approach

Our whole-child approach makes us a little different from other early child care education centers. While we believe in the importance of building a solid foundation of knowledge, we also take into consideration that a child’s motor, language and social skills are just as important as his or her ability to recite the alphabet.

We provide individualized  child care and guidance for all of our students, so they can discover and celebrate every “light bulb moment” at their own unique pace. Our age-specific curriculum is directed by national standards and the most current research on early childhood education. We know from experience that children are constantly learning — our staff is there to make learning a pleasure, not a chore.

Eela Whole Child Approach