Riverside Presbyterian Day School

Our Early Learning Center

RPDS’s Early Learning Center in Jacksonville is designed with the unique needs of our youngest students in mind. But don’t be fooled by their small stature. While they may be our tiniest scholars, they are undoubtedly our mightiest. Their energy, curiosity, passion for exploration and experimentation, their willingness to take risks and persevere toward new discoveries and understandings, make them a force to be reckoned with!

At the heart of our mission is an emphasis on encouraging each learner to become the very best version of themselves. With a focus on the whole child, our faculty design learning experiences that cultivate self-efficacy, responsibility, empathy, kindness toward others, cooperation, problem-solving skills, flexibility, and resilience. Whether gathered for a daily Care & Connect session, tinkering in our Makerspace Innovation Room, finding stillness in our Yoga Studio, grooving in a Music & Movement class, coding in our Robotics Studio or gardening in our Greenhouse, preschool students are reminded daily that learning is an adventure that should be relished!

The RPDS Early Learning Program immerses our PreK 3, PreK 4 and Kindergarten students in Early Literacy, Mathematics, Scientific and Global Competency Units of Study that lay a firm foundation for future success in the Lower School program and beyond. Those experiences are coupled with projects that connect our littlest citizens to the local Jacksonville community, providing them with authentic opportunities to consider the needs of others and to respond with joyous hearts as they begin to find their place in the context of the wider world.

Early Learning Center News

Happy Wacky Wednesday!

Our PreK 4 and Kindergarten students celebrated 'Wacky Wednesday' today in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

PreK 4 Explores Sharks and Fish!

Things got a little fishy in PreK 4 this week! Brenda Anderson, RPDS mom and Marine Biologist, stopped by to dissect a fish with our students.

Early Learning Center Calendar