Welcome to Early Years

The Early Years Program began in 1986 with 1 classroom at Lafayette School, 2 teachers and a teacher's aide. There were 15 students the first year.

Today the program has grown to include 8 classrooms in our Early Years Center at 516 Jordan Street. We also have a classroom in Murrayville at the Murrayville United Methodist Church hall. There are 8 teachers, 8 paraprofessionals, 3 Parent Educators, a Principal, a secretary, a nurse, and 2 custodians on staff to serve 240 students.  

A Birth to 3 program staffed by 7 Parent Educators has also been added to Early Years to provide services and support for families with younger children and expectant mothers. The Birth to 3 program currently serves about 100 families within the Jacksonville School District.

We have enjoyed serving the Jacksonville community for over 30 years and look forward to many more years of growth and learning!

Recent News

SPIRIT WEEK IS APRIL 8 -12!
Celebrate our Early Years family with a whole week of special days!

Monday, April 8th - Hat Day
Wear your favorite hat to school!

Tuesday, April 9th - Character Day
Dress up like your favorite character!

Wednesday, April 10th - Class Color
Show off your class color!

Thursday, April 11th - Pajama Day
Pajamas at school? Of course!

Friday, April 12th - Wacky Hair & Sock Day
Show us how wacky you can be!


Birth to 3 Program Flyer

 

Due to the number of emergency days that have been used, JSD117 is cancelling all School Improvement Days (1/2 day of school) for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.  
The following will be regular school days with regular dismissal times for all students:
March 13, 2019
April 10, 2019
May 8, 2019

Arrival & Dismissal: 


Parent/visitor parking is allowed in the west lot. There is no parking allowed in front of the school on Jordan Street from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. or from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. to ensure the safety of our students and to avoid blocking traffic. The east lot is for staff parking and loading and unloading of buses only. Families and visitors to the Early Years Program may NOT park in the High School Apartments parking lot directly across from our building. The lot is private property and unauthorized vehicles may be towed at their discretion.

The main door at the front of the building on Jordan Street is the only entrance and exit to be used by families and children or any other visitors to Early Years.

From 8:00 to 8:35 take students to their classroom. After 8:35 you must sign them in at the office. For afternoon classes, if after 12:00 p.m., you must sign them in at the office.
Be sure that your child is never left alone and walk them to the Gym or the classroom door. Parents bringing children to PM classes will need to be buzzed in and wait with their child in the foyer.

All buildings are locked for student safety. The Early Years building is locked after 
8:35 a.m. and will remain locked for the rest of the day. Visitors (including parents and caregivers) must check-in at the office, if after 8:35 for full day/morning classes or 12:00 for afternoon classes, to receive a pass before being welcomed into the classroom
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At dismissal, children will be released to the parent by the teacher or assistant.  For safety reasons, you must walk up to receive your child; we will not send them to you. Weather permitting, children will be in their designated class area in front of the school for pickup. In the case of inclement weather, students may be picked up in the Gym.


Early Years 2018 - 2019 Calendar
2018 - 2019 Calendar


 

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