Jeffersonville Country Day School Makes A Difference
30 Years Daycare Experience
Caring – Friendly – Experiened
About JCDS

Our Facility

Our school is situated on an acre of maintained lawns and natural wooded areas. Children enjoy the school’s natural surroundings through nature studies and outside play. Our facility offers a clean, warm, home-like environment which is equipped with the most up-to-date and safest toys and learning materials. Three spaciously enclosed play areas with quality designed play equipment, a garden, and individual, as well as, group interaction toys encourage children’s active play, socialization, and large muscle development.

Licensing

Private Academic School issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Child Care Facility issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

Jeffersonville Country Day School is an equal opportunity care provider.

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Our Philosophy

We believe that every child should be provided with the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally to his or her greatest potential. Through skillful guidance and a safe, secure, and happy environment, children will develop self-confidence and gain the skills needed for future growth.

The atmosphere at Jeffersonville Country Day School is one of acceptance and love. Our goal is to nurture the total child by enhancing a positive self-image and encouraging the child’s natural curiosity to learn about the world around them.

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Hours of Operation

Jeffersonville Country Day School is open from 7:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. The school is closed on legal holidays and for one week during the December holiday season. Every effort is made to remain open during inclement weather.

Our Staff

Our staff consists of a team of trained professionals who are carefully screened for their academic merits as well as their patience, love, and understanding of young children. Each staff member is certified in Infant/Child CPR, First-Aid and Safety, and is involved in on-going training in the education of young children.

The Parent’s Role in the School

We firmly believe that a child’s success in life is heightened by parental involvement at home and at school. Parents are always welcome to visit the school anytime and to partake in-school field trips, classroom parties, and special events.

Open two-way communication between parents and school is essential. Parent-Teacher conferences are held throughout the school year to discuss your child’s progress. Monthly parent newsletters are distributed to inform parents of what children are learning at school and special school events, along with offering learning extension ideas and parenting tips.

Our Curriculums

Our academic programs are progressive and based on established national developmental guidelines set for young children. Our curriculums consist of music, art, science, reading readiness, whole-language experiences, math readiness, social studies, health and safety, and cooking.

The children also enjoy numerous, parties, and special events that are held throughout the year.

Our academic program runs from September through mid-June.

Developmental Levels

We have small class sizes that are separated by developmental abilities. Each classroom is bright and airy and has age-appropriate toys and learning materials. There are five developmental levels that focus on the needs of the individual child’s emotional, cognitive, and social skills.

Developmental levels:
Babies 3 months – 12 months
Pre-Toddlers 12 months – 24 months
Toddlers 24 months – 36 months
Preschool
Pre-Kindergarten
Kindergarten

Typical Daily Schedule

7:00 A.M School Opens – Free Play
8:30-9:00 Prepare for Morning Academic Programs – Fine Motor Skill Activities
9:00-9:30 Music
9:30-9:45 Snack
9:45-10:00 Circle Time (Pledge of Allegiance, calendar, weather)
10:00-10:30 Instructional Time
10:30-11:00 Outdoor or Indoor Free Play
11:00-11:30 Instructional Time with Story
11:30-12:00 Lunchtime
12:00-12:30 Outdoor or Indoor Free Play
12:30-12:45 Naptime Preparation
12:45-2:30 Naptime
2:30-3:00 Snack
3:00-6:00 Organized Indoor/Outdoor Activities (games, arts and crafts)
6:00 P.M. School Closes
* Schedules may vary depending on developmental level, season, or special school events.

See our Covid-19 Schedule Adjustments

Enrollment Process

We encourage any parent interested in enrolling their child in the school to visit our facility and to learn more about the programs we offer. Enrollment is open subject to classroom space availability and is filled on a first-come, first to register basis. Enrollment is filled without regard to race, religion, natural origin, or sex.

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