Welcome to Big Box of Crayons Family Preschool!

Hi, my name is Miss Jenni. I am married, we have a toddler daughter (she goes to her own daycare during the day) and a very sweet 11 old dog (that hangs out outside and upstairs). Both just love attention. I got my first non babysitting part time job in a daycare center at age 14. I have been working in the child care field for over 20 years. I have a college degree in Early Childhood Education (Child Care Specialist). I am currently a licensed preschool teacher. I have continued my education by taking other classes at the college and community level over the last ten plus years. I love teaching, but also love learning. I have been trained in SUID, AHT, Supervising for Safety, First Aid, Infant-Child-Adult CPR, Child Passenger Safety, and Blood Borne Pathogens to name a few.

Nurturing Curriculum

My preschool program has a "Can Do" curriculum that I designed which creates self-directed, responsible, and caring kids. Weekly lessons are taught with influences of Montessori and Reggio theories (I have been educated in both theories). I believe a mix of both is almost a perfect balance for a preschool age child. Children need the structure that Montessori lessons bring while still feeding their ever-growing curiosity and creativity that Reggio has to offer during our outside and free play times. I feel it is important to teach children: self-esteem, expression of feeling, empathy to others, perseverance, responsibility, hope (goal setting) and problem-solving abilities - if they think they can't, I want to help them think they can. They can get all this, in addition to still having the comforts that feel like they are at home, and not in a big center.

A child's earliest years include some of the most unique and valuable stages of life. At BBC our most important responsibility is to provide a safe, healthy, nurturing, and responsive setting for your child. BBC is committed to supporting each child's development by recognizing and respecting individual differences and potential.

Hours of Operation

Big Box of Crayons (BBC) Family Preschool and Child Care is open Monday - Friday offering full or part time care for children 2 years to 5 years old. Rates are based on the age of your child and the number of days and hours they are in the program each week. BBC is a small private in home preschool - not a center.

Currently (March 2014), BBC is full for the 2013-14 school year outside of one full/part time opening that just came up. Please email if you like to have information about being places on the wait list or enrolling for 2014-15.

BBC was nominated for the Family Child Care Provider of the Year Award 3 times out of the last 5 years.
BBC was also nominated for the 2013 Macaroni Kid's Family Choice Award for Best Preschool or Montessori.

Week of the Young Child - April 612, 2014

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