Schedule & Activities


At Jack & Jill Preschool, we believe that learning is a creative activity which is built on ones experiences. Young children need the opportunity and time to explore, experiment, reflect on their experiences, develop their physical capabilities and interact with their peers. It is our goal at Jack & Jill Preschool to provide each child with materials and activities that are developmentally appropriate in a place that is safe, non-threatening, and most importantly, FUN!

Classes Offered:

Mon., Wed., Fri. 8:10-11:30am 
Mon., Wed., Fri. 12:10-3:30pm
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:10-11:30am 
Tues., Thurs. 9:00-11:30am 
Tues., Thurs. 12:30-3:00pm. 

Activities Offered:

  • Opening activities
  • reading
  • music
  • munchies
  • large and small groups
  • large motor activities(indoor/outdoor)
  • games
  • crafts
  • field trips
  • special events
  • visitors
  • swimming


  • Designed to meet each child's needs.
  • Tuition grants are available and confidential.  Forms may be obtained through the preschool and are based on yearly income.
  • Jack & Jill Preschool is a licensed preschool through the Department of Human Services (DHS).
  • They also have been evaluated on the ECERS Scale (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale).
  • Jack and Jill is a 5 star program (out of a 5 star) through QRS (Quality Rating System).
  • Transportation forms are available

How to Enroll:

Forms may be obtained at Jack & Jill Preschool or by calling 243-3934. The Director/Staff will provide information on availability in the program, a Parent handbook, and other information. We also welcome any visits to the Preschool for you and your child.

Fees Per Month:

Registration Fee:

$50 (one time only nonrefundable)

Program Fee:

3 year-olds - $85 per month
4 year-olds Free. Your child must be four by September 15.

Our Preschool Director has an Elementary Education Degree and Early Childhood Endorsement. Our assistants have past experience and continued education for Early Childhood through the AEA (Area Education Agency) and the CCRR (Child Care Resource Referral). Also, the Preschool participates in the Q.R.S. (quality rating system). 50% or more of the teaching staff are para educators. Each teacher strives to bring out the in best in each child.

We will practice tornado and fire drills once a month throughout the school year. Schedule is subject to change. Please make sure you check your child's canisters in their book bag for other important information.

Jack and Jill Staff

Jack and Jill Activities 2019-20


September 27: Bike rodeo

October 1-2: Fishers Photography   
October TBA: Field Trip:  McCurdy’s Pumpkin Patch
October 7-8: Book orders due         
October 7-8:  Field Trip:  Fire Station
October 9: Professional Dev. – No Classes
October 10-11: Swim day
October 15-16: Ms. Julie visit
October 17-18: Grandparents Day
October 18: Pizza Pickup 3-6:00pm Racquetball Court
October 21-22: Ms. Lora visit
October 30-31: Harvest Parties

November 4-5:  PJ/Pizza Party
November 4-5: Book orders due
November 7-8: Swim day
November 12:  Professional Dev. – No Classes
November 13-14: 4yr old Conferences
November 13-14:  Ms. Julie
November 18-19: Ms. Lora
November 26-27: Thanksgiving Feast
November 28-29:  No School – Happy Thanksgiving
November 26-27: Book orders due for December

December 5-6: Field Trip:  Festival of Trees
December 9-10: Ms. Lora visit
December 16: Christmas program practice
December 18-19:  Ms. Julie visit
December 19:  TTh Christmas Party
December 20: MWF/MTThF Christmas Program at St Paul’
                      **ONE program for ALL classes at 10:00am.
December 23-January 3: Christmas break

January 6:  MWF/MTThF classes resume
January 7: TTh classes resume
January 9-10: Swim day
January 13-14: Book orders due
January 15-16: Ms. Julie visit
January 20-21: Ms. Lora visit

February 3-4: Book orders due
February 6-7:  Swim day.
February 10: Field Trip:  Post Office (MWF/MTThF)
February 12-13: Ms. Julie visit
February 13-14:  Valentine Parties
February 17-18: Ms. Lora visit
February 26: Professional Dev. – No Classes

March 9-10: Book orders due
March 12-13: Fiesta Dad’s Day / Swim day
March 16-17: Ms. Lora visit
March 18: Professional Dev. – No Classes
March 19-20:  Ms. Julie visit
March 23-27:  No school – Spring Break

April 2-3: 4yr old conferences
April 6-7:  Book orders due
April 8-9:  Swim Day
April 10: Good Friday – No Classes
April 16-17: Field Trip: Atlantic Library
April 20-21:  Ms. Lora Visit
April 22-23: 3yr old conferences

May 7-8: Mother’s Tea
May 18: MWF/MTThF Graduation practice at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
May 21:  T-Th last day
May 22:  MWF/MTThF Graduation Ceremony at 10:00am
      (Children at the church by 10:15 AM to get their graduation cap on and lie up.)

*Activities may be added or changed throughout the school year.

*TBA = To Be Announced
















Building Hours

4:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pool Hours

5:30AM - 1:30PM,
5:30AM - 1:30PM,
8:00AM - 6:00PM
1:00PM - 6:00PM

During school year pool will be closed M-F 1:30-3:45pm


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