JCA - Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool & Kindergarten

8505 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217-0322
Tel: (904)730-2100
Grades: NS-K | 183 students
Michele Block Gan Yealdim has provided unparallelled excellence in early childhood since 1974.  We nurture and facilitate each child's experiences and learning opportunities through play, exploration, and creativity.  Children achieve success, gain independence and self-confidence while their individual abilities, learning styles, and developmental pace is respected and valued.  Our curiculum is based upon a unique variety of approaches.  All activities and experiences are developmentally abased and draw from the best practices of NAEYC, Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Growing Up WILD and more.  Experiences are play-based and all hands-on.  Children learn by doing!  Each student reaches their potential in scientific discovery, problem solving and critical thinking in a phuysically and emotionally safe, nurturing enrivonment.  Highly trained and experiences teachers intentionally guide students as they explore, learn and document using the project approach.  Students develop a solid foundation for success in school and life.  Michelel Block Gan Yeladim Preschool and Kindergarten maintains early learning curriculum based partnerships with following organizations, rpoviding our students with the unique opportunity to learn: Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra M.O.S.H. (Museum of Science and History) The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens St. Johns Riverkeeper

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other school association(s)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 183 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade JCA - Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool & Kindergarten Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition and schedules vary from part time to fulltime, traditional 9 month to year round. Please call for cost.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Theresa Levy
Admissions Associate Rochelle Golomb


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Fencing, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Swimming, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballGymnastics,
Indoor SoccerSwimming,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. The JCA offers a variety of sports, art, foreign language and cultural enrichment classes. art, The JCA offers a variety of sports,
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School Notes:

  • Students range in age from 12 months to 6 years old and they experience:
  • * Lowest ratios of teachers to students
  • * Warm, loving, nurturing and educated teachers
  • * Best accreditations (NAEYC, FKC, ACA, GSOD 5 Stars)
  • * Finest developmental curriculum
  • * Unlimited resources
  • * Community partnerships
  • * Beautiful facility
  • * Innovative playgrounds
  • * Finest staff

Profile last updated: 04/11/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Center Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Baymeadows Christian Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Baymeadows Christian Academy (0.7 miles away)
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  • Jacksonville
    Grades: NS-8 | 247 students
    0.7 miles
    4826 Baymeadows Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32217
  • Jacksonville
    Center Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 52 students
    1.3 miles
    10679 Old St. Augustine Rd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: NS-6 | 220 students
    1.5 miles
    7423 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32217
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: PK-12 | 1677 students
    1.5 miles
    7400 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32217
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: PK-8 | 495 students
    1.6 miles
    3619 Toledo Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32217

School Reviews

The JCA provides unparalleled excellence in early childhood education in a loving and nurturing environment. Students ages one through kindergarten are exposed to age appropriate activities intentionally designed to build brain development. Resources abound! All students have access to spacious and creatively designed outdoor play spaces including multiple organic gardens and composting and access to theatre, art, and physical education including swimming year round in the indoor pool.
- Posted by Administrator, 01/19/12

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