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
                                       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 - $80 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.                                                      

                    Jack and Jill Activities 2014-15
*November 17-18 Library at school
*November 24:  Salute Gymnastics field trip for 4 year olds
*November 25- 26: Thanksgiving Feast.
*November 27-28:  No School   Happy Thanksgiving.
*December 1-2:   Ms. Lora visit classroom.
*December 4-5:  Festival of Trees field trip.
*December 10:  No School Professional Development Day
*December 17: 4 year old program practice.
*December 18:  T-Th Christmas Party.
*December 19:  MWF Christmas Program at St Paul’s.
*December 22-January 2 Christmas break.
*January 5: MWF start back to school.
*January 6:  T-Th start back to school.
*January 12-13:  Ms. Lora visit classroom.
*January 14 & 19: No classes PD
*January 15-16: Swim day
*January 20-21: Library at school.
*January 29-30: Grandparents Day.
*February 2-3:  Ms. Lora visit class room.
*February 5-6:  Swim day.
*February 9:  Valentine Parties 4 year olds.
*February 12: Valentine party 3 year olds.
*February 11 &13: No classes 4 year olds PD
*March 2-3:   Ms. Lora visit classroom.
*March 5-6:   Dad’s Day / swim day
*March 9-13:  No School Spring Break
*March 16-17: Library at school
*March 18: No class PD
*March 24-25:  Conference 4 Year old only.
*April 3: No School   Good Friday.
*April 8: No class PD
*April 9-10: Swim day.
*April 22-23:  Conference T-T (3 year old) only.
*May 4-5: visit to the Library
*May 7-8:  Mother’s Tea.
*May 18:  Graduation practice MWF at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
*May 19:  T-Th last day.
*May 20:  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