Your Child’s Day at Jack and Jill’s Childcare

Jack and Jill Childcare uses teacher-created curriculum based on kindergarten readiness standards. The same weekly themes are used in all classrooms at Jack and Jill Childcare at age appropriate levels, allowing for their integration into all daily activities. Some themes explored include: people we care about, the world around us, our healthy families, can you imagine and signs of spring, to name just a few. A typical week for your child at Jack and Jill Childcare includes a balance of active play, quiet play, large group and small group learning time.

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.

Active Play: 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 areas 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:Rest time helps children relax and prepare for more learning and play. Soothing music and a relaxing atmosphere provide just the right environment during this quiet period.