How to Enroll Your Child

Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 School Year.

Welcome to

Turtle's Nest ELC

At Turtle’s Nest Early Learning Center children learn to love learning!
We discover, create, play and learn in a safe, beautiful space on the Seaside North Charter School Campus.
Two, three and four-year-olds benefit from an individualized focus and an education inspired by the Waldorf tradition.


Turtle’s Nest Early Learning Center provides a Waldorf-inspired model that nurtures each individual with love and respect.


Now enrolling 2, 3 & 4-year-old Preschoolers, VPK, and Club Turtle before-and-aftercare for K-2 grade.

Our Turtle’s Nest Early Learning Center Jacksonville shares a beautiful campus with Seaside Charter School North.

Meet our team of experienced, dedicated, and caring educators.



Our youngest learners gently transition from home to school with a lovingly paced program.


Our "threes" embrace learning with a hands-on, art-and-activity-filled experience.


Our "fours" embark on Kindergarten readiness with kindness, creativity, and excellence.


FREE part-time VPK allows students to become kindergarten-ready in a warm and nurturing environment.

What is a

Waldorf-Inspired Education?

At Turtle’s Nest, we use the study of the Waldorf methods in creating a preschool environment that honors the children individually and collectively. We focus on preparing the environment for young learners to thrive, and on establishing a community and strong relationships between families, teachers, and students. The four pillars of our education model are to encourage students to create, explore, play & learn!

Contact Us

Our Location

2100 Dunn Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Phone & Fax

Phone: 904.802.7273



Monday – Friday
7:00am – 6:00pm

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