Nishna Valley Family YMCA

Preschool Schedule & Activities


                            Jack & Jill Preschool
Where fun and learning go hand in hand Jack & Jill Preschool has served Atlantic and the surrounding areas for over 55 years.






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 (2 classes)
                                       Mon., Wed., Fri.  12:10-3:30pm
                                       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 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:

    $40 (one time only nonrefundable)

Program Fee:

     3 year-olds - $75 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 other Lead teacher has an Elementary Education Degree and Early Childhood Endorsement as well. 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.                                                      

                    Jack and Jill Activities 2013-2014


*April 10-11 Swim day.

*April14-15 Farm trip

*April 16 Allen House visit afternoon only 

*April 18:  No School   Good Friday.

*April 22-23:  Conference T-T (3 year old) only.

*April 30,May 1&2 Kdg. Round up (School will still be in session.)

* May 1-2 Visit from ISU

*May 3 pre registration 9-noon at the preschool room

*May 5 field trip to the Westside Diner

*May 6-7: visit to the Library

*May 8-9:  Mother’s Tea.

*May 12-13:  Ms. Lora visit classroom.

*May 19:  Graduation practice MWF at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

*May 20:  T-Th last day.

*May 21:  MWF last day / Graduation.

Activities may be added or changed throughout the school year.


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