Jumper Bean Preschool
Jumper Bean Preschool is a New York State licensed program by the Office of Child and Family Services located at 441 Geyser Road in Ballston Spa. Jumper Bean offers full time and part time care for preschoolers and we are open year round! We incorporate organic fruits, veggies, dairy, and meats into our meals, play outside daily and build relationships with friends.
Designed for children ages 3-5, Jumper Bean Preschool puts an emphasis on hands on learning. Our program focuses all lessons on the four major areas of development; social/emotional, language/literacy, physical (fine and gross motor) and cognitive. Weekly themes are incorporated into all areas of the classrooms to extend learning throughout the day. Teachers work with each child based on their abilities to meet their individual goals.
A typical day at Jumper Bean Preschool for our students consists of a play based learning environment rich in both indoor and outdoor experiences. Children are encouraged from the moment they walk through the door to explore the classroom learning centers and expand their knowledge through weekly themes that are carried throughout all areas of the classroom environment.
We come together for a morning circle time to sing songs and welcome everyone to start our day. We enjoy healthy organic meals together and children are encouraged to pass the food and serve themselves learning new skills and building friendships through conversation. We provide many learning centers throughout the classroom environment that foster learning and promote development. Children are encouraged to explore each learning center throughout classroom and move freely from area to the next. Each learning center will have new items based on weekly themes and will promote various skills and concepts. Teachers will work closely with children in all areas of the classroom to help introduce new concepts and encourage children through positive praise.
We extend our learning environment outside through daily outside experiences. Children are encouraged to be active through play. We offer many opportunities throughout the day for music and movement both in large group activities and small group activities as well as during transitions throughout the day. We spend time throughout the day reading books in our classroom library. Children are encouraged throughout the day to be creative and to ask questions to further their knowledge.
Our unique small setting of only 23 children allows teachers to give the one on one attention and quality care to your child. Our program serves organic breakfast, snacks, and lunches. We have a focus on learning but also plenty of outdoor time and learning about the environment. With only five teachers your child will form quality attachments with caregivers.
Outdoor time is a must and we never cut our outside play time. Children go out in the morning and again in the afternoon. Children can run in the spacious grass yard, tend to garden beds in the Spring or play on the large wooden castle playground.
Tour and Enrollment Information:
Enrollment is now open, and tours of the facility can be scheduled at anytime by calling Ashley at 518.256.2450 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org