Welcome to Big Box of Crayons Family Preschool!

Hi, my name is Ms Jenni. I am married with a four year old daughter. (Our beloved dog passed way in July 2015. At some point down the road we will add a new dog to the family.) 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 25 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 classes at the college and community level over the last fifteen plus years. I love teaching, but I 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 just 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 offers full or part time care for children 2 years to 5 years old. BBC is a small private in home preschool - not a center. BBC is open Monday to Friday 7AM to 5PM. Rates are based on the age of your child, plus the number of days and hours they are in the program each week. (see the rate sheet for more details)

BBC Preschool has already done the selection process for the 2016-17 school year, our class is set. Your child can be added to the wait list, but it's rather long already for that year. A better option might be to think about 2017-18 and getting your child's name on the list for that school year instead and hope you are selected. Please note that Ms. Jenni can be very busy at times during the day and might not be able to answer questions via the phone when you call. Emails work better because she can come back to it if she is needed in the classroom. Please do not mistake her as being rude, the students in the class come first during the school day. Thank you for understanding.

BBC was nominated for the Family Child Care Provider of the Year Award 3 times before they took a break and stopped this process.
BBC was also nominated for the 2013 Macaroni Kid's Family Choice Award for "Best Preschool or Montessori".

Week of the Young Child - April 2016

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