Jack and Jill Childcare offers a nurturing learning environment for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Low teacher-to-child ratios and small groups within the classrooms allow for more individualized attention. Each developmentally appropriate program is geared toward a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs. Click on the desired age group below for more detailed information.
(6 weeks – 16 months) Our infants enjoy a safe and caring environment that promotes physical and cognitive development through play and exploration at their own pace.
(16-24 months) Our teachers help developing toddlers to build social, language, cognitive and motor skills through a combination of group interaction and individual attention.
(25-35 months) As these toddlers develop into preschoolers they are provided with opportunities to gain a sense of mastery over their environment through child-directed exploration and play.
(3 years – 5 years) A kindergarten-readiness based curriculum continues to strengthen academic skills while small and large group activities promote the development of social skills.
(the year before kindergarten) Our kindergarten-readiness based curriculum is designed to prepare your child for academic success in the next step of their educational experience.
(K – 6th grade) JJ’s Jam is Jack and Jill Childcare’s school age program offering before and after school, school release day and full-day summer camps that combine learning and fun.
Your Child’s Day
Depending on your child’s age and program, your child’s day will encompass the following activities.
Core Learning Time
A comprehensive hands-on curriculum based on the Minnesota Early Childhood standards and pre-kindergarten readiness requirements. It is built around teacher and child initiated learning activities that promote active learning.
Large Group Time
Large group time builds a sense of community. Children and adults come together for movement and music activities, storytelling, and other shared experiences. Children have many opportunities to make choices and play the role of the leader.
Small Group Time
Small group activities are chosen to emphasize one or more particular content areas, but the children are free to use the materials in any way they want during this time. It allows for teachers to focus on individual skill development.
Children run, climb, swing, roll, jump, yell, and sing with energy. They develop fine and large motor skills while learning teamwork and building confidence.
New outdoor playgrounds and indoor large muscle rooms offer age appropriate equipment rain or shine.
Meals and Snacks
Meals offer an opportunity to practice social behavior and personal responsibility.
Healthy and delicious meals and snacks are prepared daily in our on-site, licensed, and inspected kitchen.
Rest time helps children relax and prepare for more learning and play.
Soothing music and a relaxing atmosphere provide just the right environment during the quiet period.