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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 175 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
175 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Jca - Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool & Kdgn Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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

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

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.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 175 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Jacksonville, FL is $9,199 for elementary schools and $10,004 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Jacksonville, FL is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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