Searching for the right preschool for your child can be overwhelming to say the least! There are many options, especially in the Denver/Centennial, CO area. So how do you know where to start and what to look for? These 5 simple steps are just what you need before you make the leap to enroll your child into the best preschool for your family. 1. Start early It is recommended to start a year a head of time. Many preschools have a wait list, so starting early can help get you
Our friends over at Curly Clues Club have a great children's book recommendation this week that lines up perfectly with JECC's mission and values! "Good People Everywhere" by Lynea Gillen helps give a starting point to talk with your child about differences among people. It inspires "young children to grow into grateful, caring, and giving" individuals." Check out Curly Clues Club blog to read their recommendation of the book. We will definitley be picking up a copy for here!
It is the Week of the Young Child, as celebrated annually by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)! The week honors "early learning, young children, their teachers and families" and celebrates each day with themes like Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Friday. Today, Joshua Academy thought about all the different ways children learn during meal time. From manners (e.g., passing food to each other),
Today we had a special visitor at Joshua Early Childhood Center! Jane Koerbel has over 30 years of experience in working with children and their families. She has her MA degree in Speech and Language Pathology and has held many different positions in schools, clinics, and private practice. Jane created Curly Clues Club as a desire to share tools with parents to interact with their children in order to teach important social and emotional skills. Each month a new theme is intr
One year ago today we opened the doors at Joshua Early Childhood Center! How time flies! What started as one program with two classrooms has grown into two programs, Joshua Early Intervention and Joshua Academy, and five classrooms total. We are so grateful to the many people that have contributed to our growth and success this past year! Joshua Early Intervention is currently full with a waitlist, but public tours continue to be offered every few months for those interested
As we spend this week before Thanksgiving reflecting on what makes our community at JECC so great, we can’t miss an opportunity to think of our families. Whether they are donating car seats, helping prep materials, setting up fundraisers to help our program grow, or donating delicious food for our Thanksgiving feast, our families are always there to lend a helping hand. We are so grateful for the dedication our families show to their young ones, and the trust they put in us
Today we are thankful for the people that made Joshua Early Childhood Center a possibility. While there is a whole community that has contributed to our growth and success over the years, our founders are the people who turned their dream of this school into a reality. In 2002, six educators were teaching in a public school district when their beloved student, Joshua, unexpectedly passed away. After years of frustration over the constraints of traditional education, these si