• that the early years are crucial to subsequent educational programs.
• that the rate of learning and development during these early years, maximizes a child’s potential and readiness to absorb new experiences in their most formative years.
• in striving to enhance social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth in young children by providing a loving, trusting and respectful environment.
• in fostering curiosity, creativity and self-esteem by taking into account each individual child’s needs and abilities.
• that play is the work of children and through it, they explore the world around them by using their senses.
• that children should have creative teachers that encourage self expression in a safe and nurturing environment.
• that our educators serve as role models, to encourage the children to respect one another.

At the JELC UPK Program, we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, to provide our young learners with a lifelong quest and LOVE for learning, innovation, and thinking WAY out of the box. We have combined this approach with a high academic curriculum that is taught in a hands-on and creative way. We believe every child is unique, with his/her own interests and learning styles. As such, we give children the opportunity to interact in a meaningful environment where they can construct new ideas, learn to think, reason, question, problem-solve, and experiment, as they discover who they are and the world around them.   A beautiful new facility with warm and experienced teachers make the JELC a place where children learn 21st century skills to help prepare them for their future.