Stop in and Explore one of our our three locations! See for yourself how Jack “n” Jill provides a personal touch while caring for children. We believe that high-quality childcare can change the world by enriching children, families and the entire community.
Providing Quality Care For Over 70 Years
NAEYC Accredited and EEC Licensed
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Certified Childcare Professionals
Here at Jack ‘n’ Jill we provide you with everything you need, so that you can make informed decisions about your child’s care.
Harriett Drew founded Jack 'n' Jill in 1943 in "the little old house at 39 Station Street". Harriett's husband Dana was injured and hospitalized in the war and she needed additional income. She and her friend Flo Nyros placed an ad in the local paper, hoping to place 10 children…
Our administrative and teaching professionals are carefully screened and selected for their experience, education and teaching skills. All of our teachers are trained in the area of early childhood education and certified by the Department of Early Education and Care. All staff members are CPR, First Aid, and OSHA certified and required to continue their education and training in the area of early childhood education.
Infant Program, 6 weeks to 15 months - Our Infant teachers create a warm and inviting classroom where your baby is loved and cherished. Each Infant room is equipped with a safe and secure toddling area where older babies can pull themselves up, crawl in a large open area or explore their image in the viewing mirror. Brain development is paramount at this age and parents will find teachers engaged in constant communication with their little ones.
Toddler Program, 15 months to 33 months - Safe, warm and inviting classrooms are created for the energy filled and constantly on the go Toddler. Here you will find the climbing and riding area in our Toddler rooms that engage and support the young child's physical development. For the older Toddler, “Potty” training is a work in progress, along with following simple directions, and learning to dress himself/herself. These are all concepts introduced to promote the mastering of self- help skills.
Preschool Program, 2.9 years to 5.11 years - Preschool children are eager to build social independence and engage in peer relationships. Our preschool classrooms are created with a variety of learning centers. These centers allow the preschooler to demonstrate their own abilities, which include making decisions and participating with their friends in freedom of choice. Each preschool teacher uses positive interactions within the classroom environment to create and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum that follows the guidelines of the Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks. Young children learn by doing and need to be provided with many opportunities to explore and experiment with concepts through play and hands- on activities in their natural environment. Our educators work to incorporate these positive outcomes.
Kindergarten, 5 to 6.11 years - All of our educators work to provide children with curriculum that is specifically designed to help promote educational foundations for early leaners. The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten curriculum promotes active involvement by children in their own learning process, recognizing that young children learn through play, active manipulation of the environment, concrete experiences and communicating with others. Through our curriculum the early learners will build upon fundamental life skills in a fun and innovative manner. Expressive vocabulary and articulation skills flourish, as they become “restaurant owners”, taking orders and making menus through dramatic play activities. Mathematical and numerical relationships are learned as they use their fingers to act out “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” and young scientists are born through understanding that living things go through crucial progressions by observing the life cycle of a caterpillar found in the playground.
OUR ENRICHMENT AND OFFERINGS
Here at Jack ‘n’ Jill we firmly believe in building your child’s future thorough providing innovative and in-house enrichment programs to aid cognitive and sensory development.
- Professional storytelling
- Professional music and movement
- Professional children’s yoga classes
- An interactive SPLAT room experience and hands on
- Sensory, Play, Learning, Adventure, Theater
Providing curriculum choices with a STEM approach in the
- Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
West Quincy: 6:45 am – 6:00 pm
Marina Bay: 6:45 am – 6:00 pm
Abington: 6:45 am- 6:00 pm
All center infant room hours:
7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Added Value Benefits - We are committed to providing our employees with the best benefit package available. We believe that all of our teachers should be offered high-quality benefits.
- Paid vacation
- Paid sick
- Birthday off and paid
- Educational reimbursement
- Discounted child care
- Medical and Dental benefits
- 401(k) with employer match
Positions - We base our positions according to the Department of Early Education and Care regulations. Jack ‘n’ Jill Child Care Centers provide the opportunity for career and educational advancement.
- Assistant Director
- Lead Teacher
- Assistant Teacher
- Snack Prep/Server
Schedules - We acknowledge that our teaching professionals have individual needs. We make it a priority to offer schedules that meet the needs of the center and employee.
- Flexible hours
- Full time
- Part time
- Morning and afternoons
- Holiday and Summer hours
Three Convenient Locations
West Quincy | Marina Bay | Abington
Kindly contact the center of your choice regarding program availability, rates, and additional center information.
Jack 'n' Jill Kindergarten & Child Care
39 Station St.
West Quincy, MA 02169
Program Director: Caroline Kelly
Assistant Director: Amanda MacDonald
Jack 'n' Jill Child Care at Marina Bay
500 Victory Rd.
N. Quincy, MA 02171
Program Director: Ashley Golden
Assistant Director: Ashley Ruka
Jack 'n' Jill Child Care of Abington
90 North Avenue
Abington, MA 02351
Program Director: Cayla Ahern
Assistant Director: Caroline Brown
West Quincy Est. 1943 | Marina Bay Est. 1994 | Abington Est. 2014