Jack and Jill Children’s Center serves children ages six weeks to five years old. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Accredited programs have met NAEYC’s 10 standards for high-quality early childhood education and have demonstrated
• A safe and healthy environment for children
• Well trained teachers
• Access to excellent teaching materials
• A curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound
Each day at Jack and Jill is filled with opportunities for both active involvement and quiet reflection. We implement The Creative Curriculum® in all classrooms. This curriculum is comprehensive and research-based and promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning. The Creative Curriculum® is aligned to the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards Birth to Kindergarten which outline what children should know and be able to do.
We implement Conscious Discipline® an evidence-based comprehensive program that utilizes everyday events rather than an external curriculum, and addresses the adult’s emotional intelligence as well as the child’s. Teachers learn to respond to daily conflict in a way that transforms it into an opportunity to teach critical life skills, and watch every aspect of their classroom life improve!
Our program is fortunate to have experienced teachers in the field of early childhood education. We provide Continuity of Care, a practice that ensures children remain with their teachers for more than one year.
Our center administers the Ages and Stages® Developmental Screening tool for all children enrolled
We provide quality, nutritious meals and snacks for children, including formula and baby food at no additional cost to infant parents
We participate in the School Readiness Program and are an approved Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) provider
Infant/Toddler Program (six weeks through three years)
Jack and Jill’s Infant/Toddler program is designed to offer a safe and secure place where your children will be able to explore, learn new skills, build positive relationships with teachers and other children. Additionally, Continuity of Care is practiced to ensure children remain with the same teachers/ caregivers for multiple years, creating secure, stable attachments.
Preschool/Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (three years through five years)
Our programs work to ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to learn. We value learning through play and believe this encourages children to explore their world through language and the opportunity to make choices. We place emphasis on the process (the doing) rather than the product. The purpose is to help each child reach their highest potential intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally as well as nurture a genuine life-long love of learning.
Follow these links to learn about our curriculum and center philosophy:
Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards
National Association for the Education of Young Children
We are currently enrolling for the 2021-2022 program year.
If your child is currently enrolled and will be 4 years old on or before September 1 you may enroll in our VPK program here. For information about VPK click here.
Currently enrolled families click here.
New families may inquire about registration here. If you have any questions or need assistance with enrollment, please contact Jazmin Walker.
Parent participation is a requirement for enrollment. Research clearly shows that the interest and participation of the family ensures a child’s later success in school. We have an open door policy for enrolled families and welcome visitation at meals and special events.