*Miss J*

Hi!  My name is Jennifer.  I grew up outside of Chicago and moved to Arizona in 2002.  I currently live in Avondale with my husband, Travis, and our two beautiful kids, three dogs, and one cat.

I started caring for children at the age of 12, when I became a Red Cross Certified babysitter and started watching kids in our midwest neighborhood.  My sister and I even used to host a summer camp in our backyard for our neighbors' kids!  I have since worked in daycare centers, group home centers, and operated my own in-home child care.  I also spent time volunteering as a mentor at a K-5 school back in Chicago. 

Besides running Just KID-ing Learning Center in my home, I currently volunteer as the Director of Children's Ministries at our non-denominational Christian church in Surprise, AZ. 

All together, I have about 17 years of experience with children.  I have worked with kids with special needs including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, MMR, diabetes, and severe asthma.

As far as education goes, I have two Bachelor's degrees in Marketing and Management.  I also have taken coursework in child psychology and early education.

Our Qualifications

*CPR/First Aid Certified
*Fingerprint Clearance Card
*CACFP Participant (food program)
*Monitored by the Dept. of Health - 
         Current passed inspection available to view
*Monitored by the Avondale Fire Dept. - 
         Current passed inspection available to view
*Fully insured Home Child Care facilities
*Personal and Professional References available upon request

Our Beliefs

*We believe that you have to learn HOW to learn before you start to learn effectively.
*We believe that preschool is about more than academics - this is a time to develop socially, emotionally 
         and physically as well.
*We believe that preschoolers learn best through hands-on interaction and play.
*We believe that routines are important to support learning and child development as a whole.
*We believe in creating a creative, safe and secure environment to help your child thrive.
*We believe that different children learn differently.

*We believe that even the most basic daily task can become a learning opportunity!