School Years

School Years In Jacksonville

As a mom, you want nothing but the best for your child, and their education is no exception. Choosing the right school for your child can be a daunting task, especially when you live in a bustling city like Jacksonville where there are a myriad of options available.

If you’re trying to navigate the ins and outs of your child’s education but do not know where to start, you’ve come to the right place! From the best childcare options to public versus private schools, our incredible group of contributors have provided robust resources to help you find the best solution for you and your family!

Not only is finding the right type of school environment crucial, it’s also important to navigate the emotional support your child(ren) may need as they group through their school years.

And remember, the key to unlocking your child’s full academic potential starts at home. Make sure to take an active role in your child’s learning, and support them in reaching their academic goals. Here’s to you and your child’s education!

It took me two years to not feel anxious when my phone rang during school hours. I had to tell current teachers to please start by saying, "Nothing is wrong," or send me a text first. I didn’t realize...
Helping our children develop independence as the school year starts sounds beautiful. I can see the flawless Instagram-worthy image in my head. All the children packing their own lunches, double-checking homework, perfectly combing their own hair, matching their outfits,...
Ah, the school carline, where time stands still, and traffic jams become a way of life. I know the feeling of the never-ending abyss of carline as I spend a lot of time in the car waiting to get...
We are frequently asked about education programs and recommendations for childcare, preschools, and schools in the Jacksonville area. We understand that picking a school or childcare center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming...
Homeschool is a natural extension of our life, and the beauty is that you can create it to look how you want it to. It can be fun and meaningful. If you are in this season of life with...
"Hey," I say as I lean toward a student in the front row, "Phones are not allowed in class, remember? Please put yours away." "Hold on a sec," the student replies energetically, "I’m about to catch a Pokémon!" "And, it’s a...
From the second we're faced with that positive pregnancy test, we often find ourselves inundated with the importance of reading — reading to your baby in the womb so they can be familiar with the soothing sound of your...
My family and I began our homeschool journey last year, which is much different than how some may have begun. We didn't do it from day one. In fact, it was a somewhat abrupt life change after I left...
What is classical education, and what does it mean for your child? Simply put, classical education is Traditional-American education with a focus on moral virtue. At the time of our nation’s founding, classical education was thriving. Our founding fathers heartily...
I have been an elementary school teacher for 23 years. Parent involvement has decreased a lot in the past 7–10 years, and it affects the children more than parents know. Parents seem to not want to follow rules, be...
My second time enduring middle school, this time as a parent, I thought I was prepared. What I wasn’t prepared for was the time machine that transported me back to 1985 to feel the exact same emotions and insecurities...
The worst question in the world. "Mom, can I play on your phone?" It starts innocuously enough. You say yes while waiting at the doctor's office forever. While sitting at a sibling's soccer game. While waiting in line at the pharmacy....

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