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

Thank you Early Years PTAC!

We appreciate everything you did to create an
AMAZING Educator Appreciation Week
for our staff!

We are proud to have such a supportive group of people as part of our Early Years family!

 


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

*The last day of school for Early Years students will be May 31st*

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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May 19, no eventsMay 20, no eventsMay 21, no eventsToday, May 22, no eventsMay 23, no eventsMay 24, no eventsMay 25, no events
May 26, no eventsMay 27, no eventsMay 28, no eventsMay 29, no eventsMay 30, no events31June 01, no events

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