JAM Early Education Philosophy
JAM Early Education believes in providing a safe, nurturing, and choice-filled environment through children’s independence, exploration of their interests, and expression of their individuality. Our program follows the Reggio Emilia philosophy while teaching according to the brain development of children.
Our goal is to promote respect, individuality, kindness, independence, beauty, order, and a positive environment by incorporating the religious, economic, cultural, and educational diversity of children and families.
6 Weeks - 5 Years Old
JAMEE is our in-house daycare and pre-school option for kids 6 weeks - 5 years old. Our program is centered around the Reggio approach, emphasizing the natural development of children.
The Collaborative Preschool
3 - 5 Years Old
The Collaborative is a combined effort between JAM Early Education and the Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District. This program is for kids aged 3 years to kindergarten.
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Our I14 program offers before and after school enrichment that includes homework help, fitness activities, snacks, and a variety of fun opportunities for students to explore.
Please click here to add your family to our Early Education waitlists, including JAMEE, I14, or The Collaborative.
JAM Early Education educates children by giving them hands-on activities and real experiences, allowing children to find meaning in the work they do and increasing their depth of learning. We teach children by starting with a simple idea (such as putting on their shoes) and moving into more complex concepts (tying their own shoes). By teaching this way, we create an interest for the child to know more about a topic and grow to fully understand it.
Each child is recognized and valued as a unique individual with a capacity for growth and development. Each child is guided to develop in all areas - emotionally, socially, creatively, and intellectually - by offering opportunities that are the right fit for their current development.
All of our teachers participate in principle-based child development training, First Aid, CPR, and AED training and certification, and continuous direct training with our JAMEE Leadership staff to ensure the best care for your child. We support our teachers with ongoing review, coaching, and mentorship, and we encourage self-reflection, collaborative growth, and professional development throughout their employment at JAM.
We accept Brightpoint vouchers and offer multi-child discounts for full-time families. JAM also offers assistance in the form of scholarships.
To apply for a scholarship, visit the Welcome Center to fill out an application or click here. Scholarships are limited and are provided for families based on availability.
Scholarships are available to those who qualify. To receive an application, fill out the form here.