Investing in Your Child’s Early Education

The years between ages 3 and 5 are critical for shaping a healthy, productive, and successful future for children. As a former Pre-K teacher at Jacksonville Country Day School for seven years, I have seen firsthand how early childhood education can transform a child’s life. I’ve watched shy, sensitive children who had a hard time separating from parents and cried when entering the classroom blossom into confident leaders.
Research is clear that investment in early childhood education — such as a quality preschool — has the most impact on a child’s development and preparation for academic success. In addition to academic preparation, children learn valuable social and emotional skills as they progress from preschool into Kindergarten. As Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
 
To read our full story to help you with the educational journey with your child as featured on Jacksonville Mom by Christy Maurer, M. Ed. Director of Education Grades 3-6 visit: Investing in Your Child's Early Education and please download the ebook prepared by our experts: Tips for Evaluating Preschools and Private School.
 
 
— Christy Maurer, M. Ed.
Director of Education, Grades 3-6



Christy Maurer has been teaching children for over 20 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Florida. She believes in learning through exploration and discovery. A resident of Neptune Beach, Christy is a daughter, educator, wife, mother of two, and lover of the arts. She believes in the power of nature and being mindful. In her spare time, Christy enjoys playing board games with her kids, reading, cooking, and walking her dog, Ziggy.
 
 
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Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.