JAM Early Education
JAM Early Education educates children by giving them hands-on activities and real experiences, therefore children find meaning in the work they do, which increases their depth of learning. We teach children ideas starting with the simple idea (ex. putting on their shoes) and moving into the complex (ex. tying their own shoes). By teaching this way, we are creating an interest to know more about a topic and fully understand it.
- REGISTRATION: There is a $40 enrollment fee and an enrollment packet to complete. The teacher will schedule a time to meet with you and your family to discuss the details of the classroom prior to your child’s first day.
- LOCATION: JAM Center 1200 E. Houston St. Garrett, Indiana 46738
- HOURS: Open 6:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday.
Our Care Options
We offer the following options for children at JAMEE. The price listed below does not include meals. If you would like to add this to your child's plan. The meal plan is an additional $43 per month and includes a healthy and homemade breakfast, lunch, and a light snack.
6 weeks to 15 months
Focused on an environment and curriculum that is centered on safe infant practices, nurturing and building trust. Children will have the opportunity to explore textures and movement in a sensory rich environment.
15 months to 3 years
Focused on an environment and curriculum centered on order, independence and making discoveries. Children begin exploring real life skills like serving their own food, pouring, cleaning up when they’re done in a space, developing language skills and creative problem solving.
Focused on an environment and curriculum that is centered on emerging ideas, investigation while building and developing skills. Meaningful work according to interests of the children are provided in a choice-filled classroom. An opportunity for swim lessons for an additional fee is provided.
"The education that Asher received and Fitzgerald is receiving at The JAM Center is second to none. The coursework is student-centered and student driven, creating a learning environment in which all students can thrive. Because of the inquiry exploration skills Asher experienced at the JAM Center, he was beyond ready for Kindergarten at J E Ober Elementary School this year with many of the standards already mastered, including the majority of his sight words. With a foundation of his education being self-directed and experimentally-led, I can already see him taking ownership of his learning! The JAM is more than childcare. Yes, they do an excellent job meeting the basic needs of my children, but they are feeding and fostering a love of learning and growth mindset."
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.
Please click here to add your family to our Early Education waitlists, including JAMEE, I14, or The Collaborative.