Jack and Jill Preschool has been a staple of the Sunshine Coast community for over 50 years. Generations of Sunshine Coast residents take pride in being alumni of Jack and Jill, a chapter of life that brings early childhood education, and parent education together, forming life long friendships, year after year.
Our Preschool is an Early Childhood Education Centre. At Jack and Jill, each class type follows a routine suitable for that age group. Each day, different activities are set out to challenge a child to build their age appropriate skills and to achieve milestones in areas of: physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social development, language development, and sensory and motor development.
As per the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care Agreement research into early childhood education has found that quality child care provided by qualified ECEs can provide positive developmental outcomes for all children.
Our school is run as a Non-Profit Society, who follow our own Constitution and Bylaws. When families enrolled their child in our school, the become a member. Members cease to be members at the end of each school year, if their child is not already enrolled in the next school year. Members are required to “vote in” Executives, Budgets and make a group decision on major capital expenses or changes to the school. Non-Profits ultimately adhere to the BC Society Act. By being a non-profit, we can access many types of Grants to help fund and provide other opportunities for our school. The Executive committee of our Preschool a made up of current and past parents.
We are a Parent Participation School, which means you choose to be involved in your childs early years development. That participation can be made in many different ways. From being on our Executive, participating in a Duty Day(for the remainder of the 2020/21 School year), to helping with other jobs that help run our school such as laundry, indoor or outdoor maintenance, weeding, lawn mowing, composting, to learning about what the Developmental Milestones your child is achieving or what areas of growth relates to their age, and how this knowledge can aid in your parenting journey. We also see ourselves as our own community of families, where when we get together, we can share ideas, stories, achievements or be a sounding board, for each other. This connection is vital to the formation of healthy, family friendships and can be a life line for many.