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 through early education in Jacksonville, which is inspired by the Waldorf tradition.


Turtle’s Nest ELC provides a Waldorf-inspired model that nurtures each individual child.


Now enrolling Kindergarten to 2nd grade, and Club Turtle before-and-aftercare for students in K-2 grade.


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


Meet our team of experienced early learning leaders who guide our dedicated staff to educational excellence!



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" explore, create, learn & grow on the path to kindergarten readiness.


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

What is a

Waldorf-Inspired Education?

At Turtle’s Nest, we take inspiration from the Waldorf method by respecting the natural rhythms of childhood, creating a warm, welcoming space, and encouraging our young learners to create, explore, play & learn. Our loving approach encourages strong relationships between familes, teachers and students, so children feel at home and are excited to 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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