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Accotink Academy by the Sea

171 Canal Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

(904) 273-4267


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Accotink Academy was designed to teach those developmentally appropriate skills that are necessary for the child to succeed at a higher level of learning through a structured / non-structured environment. Our philosophy is to make learning so exciting that it will be enjoyed to the fullest. Our goal is to give the child a good self image and confidence in his/her ability to succeed at new experiences and challenges.
Children come to preschool with a love and trust that is normally shared only with the parent. That love and trust must be fostered and protected in any setting that becomes a substitute for the home. Our purpose at Accotink Academy is to do just that. Accotink Academy provides the warm personal touch that your child needs."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Our daily schedule includes a balance between indoor and outdoor activities, quiet and active times, gross and fine motor activities and large and small group times. Children are introduced to nature, social studies, math and pre-reading on their developmentally appropriate level.
Music, art and play are an integral part of the daily schedule. Songs and poems are used to acquaint children with not only the alphabet and numbers, but also an introduction to phonemic awareness. Safety and health are an important part of the daily routine. A language art series, which helps in the development of vocabulary concepts, listening abilities, creative thinking, appreciation for fine literature, visual discrimination, auditory perception and emotional adjustment is presented during the school year. A structured phonics program is taught to the older four year olds by means of a Phonovisual system with games and pictures. Creativity in painting, coloring, cutting and pasting, clay and dramatization, as well as ballet, tumbling, music and computers round out what we fell is a full and exciting program."
Excerpted from the preschool's website