* We are excited about our third year of Forest Kindergarten (the first in the Southeast USA)!!! We now offer 5, 3, or 2 day classes.
Educating the Head, Heart & Hands
The Seaside Playgarden, located just blocks from the beach, is a perfect place for children (pre-schooler to kindergarteners) to explore, grow and create.
We focus on the whole child: head, heart and hands. Our literacy-rich curriculum includes play, music, poetry, movement, bread-baking, gardening, painting, and frequent walks to the beach.
We offer 2, 3, and 5-day programs for children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years of age.
Extended care is NOW available.
To schedule a tour to see our lovely playgarden, click here.
The Seaside Playgarden is a LifeWays of North America representative site, the first in Florida. We are also the first Forest Kindergarten in the southeast USA!!!
The Seaside Playgarden is supported by a grant from the Jacksonville Children's Endowment at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, which will help us achieve Lifeways of North America Early Childhood Certification and Forest Kindergarten Training at Cedar Song Nature School for five staff members. This generous grant, along with the school's purchase of additional land and our cozy schoolhouse by the sea, will allow us to grow our playgarden, and further our mission to support, strengthen, and inspire the growing child, family, and community.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origins, genders, or religious affiliation in the administrations of its educational or admissions policies. #CO4DU0388
Applications can be found on the Application Forms page under Parents.
Please submit your completed application to:
The Seaside Playgarden Preschool
223 8th Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Please complete the Contact Us page for additional questions or comments.