In 1967, an idea was formed by some mothers concerned because there was not a place, outside of attending Sunday School, for their children to be with other children before entering kindergarten. Mrs. Miriam Brubaker convinced the Administrative Board at Woodland UMC to allow the use of a room at Fellowship Hall to be used for a preschool to serve the community needs. The preschool opened in the fall of 1968. Now, 40 years later, Jack & Jill is still dedicated to fostering the development of preschool children. Under the direction of a trained staff, the school provides an opportunity for young children to learn through active involvement with their environment.
Jack and Jill preschool will provide your child with an excellent education in a loving and Christian environment. Our focus is to provide age appropriate activities based on the following beliefs:
- Children learn best by doing
- Children benefit from planned educational activities
- For children, play is work
- Kindergarten readiness through knowledge of shapes and colors as well as letter and number recognition
- Exposure to art, music, books and sharing time
- Provide an environment rich in manipulative play and learning activities
- Develop social relationships
- Introduce computer readiness skills using educational software
The staff at Jack and Jill preschool has a combination of over 35 years teaching experience. All have advanced education and bring complete dedication to the children’s educational needs.
Preschool field trips, volunteer opportunities and parent/teacher conferences are scheduled to include parents in the progress of their child. These are ways to develop a bond between parents, their children and their education.