Guiding Principles

  • Collage Day School supports the learning and growth of all children by making educational decisions designed to meet their unique needs. We base these decisions on ongoing measurements of each child’s development and progress toward developmental milestones. Our decisions are also based in the guiding principles of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

    FCIS is one of only 10 state associations in the United States whose accreditation process has been recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the international authority on independent school accreditation representing schools in more than 100 countries.

    At present, 149 schools are FKC members. All member schools maintain an admission policy of nondiscrimination. It is recognized as an official accrediting organization for nonpublic pre-primary schools in Florida.

    NAEYC strives to raise the quality of education for all children from birth through age eight. Accreditation systems are a major part of the association’s efforts to improve early childhood education by establishing national standards of quality.

    UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials and assessments that work for everyone. UDL is based on neuroscience research and emphasizes flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.

  • At Collage Day School in Jacksonville, our educators make intentional decisions to support the early learning and growth of each child.

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