The center is developed based on combining a licensed Early Learning Center and an Indoor Playground all in the same location. This concept allows JumpinJax to cater to your family’s early educational as well as recreational needs.
Daily routines in each classroom promote a sense of community and teamwork. Learning Centers are established to promote a child friendly, interactive play approach to learning. Infant/Toddler centers include sensory, dramatic play, manipulative, building, large motor and music. Preschool classrooms may have learning centers in the following areas: dramatic play, music, manipulative, language, housekeeping, art, science, math and large motor activities. Also, JumpinJax Early Learners visit the Indoor Playground and Outdoor Play Area regularly for fun educational and fitness activities as well as to fulfill state required physical activity quotas.
JumpinJax provides infants with a warm, safe and caring environment. Every infant has a unique routine for eating, sleeping and playing. The nurturing primary caregiver and parent work together to develop and continually update a personalized routine to accommodate each child’s individual needs. A personal crib is provided for each infant for added comfort and the small child to caregiver ratios allows for plenty of one-on-one attention.
In addition to holding and cuddling the infants, caregivers also continually interact and play with them to stimulate and encourage mental, sensory and physical development. Our infant curriculum concepts are based on the achievement of age appropriate developmental milestones. Tummy time and crawling are introduced when the child is ready to explore. JumpinJax also introduces your child to our infant sign language program to aid in communication. A detailed summary of the infant’s day along with growth and developmental milestones are recorded and shared with parents daily.
Once JumpinJax infants become steady on their feet and gain some greater independence, they progress to the Toddler program. Curiosity and the ability to walk and climb leads to a great interest in exploring and discovering. Developing self-awareness, self-esteem and social interests sparks the toddler’s desire to develop relationships.
Although teachers continue to attend to individual needs, a loosely structured, group atmosphere begins in the Toddler program meeting the children’s need for structure and flexibility. While physical, emotional, cognitive and motor development are promoted, language and communication development is stressed. Storytelling, flashcards, word introduction, talking and singing all assist in building vocabulary. Sign language education is also continued in the Toddler classroom. Daily communication is provided for parents detailing the events of the toddler’s day.
Curriculum concepts expand as preschoolers gain greater independence and awareness of positive social behavior. Recognition of colors, shapes, numbers and letters are educational areas explored though work and play. Free play allows creativity and imagination to blossom while decision making opportunities take place throughout the day. Continued development in vocabulary and expressive language skills are focused on to increase the preschooler’s ability to effectively communicate.
Potty training is an important two year old accomplishment. Upon showing readiness, the teacher and parents work together to support and encourage the accomplishment of this proud preschool milestone. Communication between the parents and teacher is ongoing in an effort to keep them all updated on daily progress.
Three year old preschoolers are changing cognitively, socially and emotionally. They are on their way to mastering many physical skills and begin to work and play cooperatively with peers as a member of a group rather than independently. Attention span lengthens and focused play and exploration is achieved at this age.
Language and continually developing vocabulary is used to share, communicate and interact with teachers and friends. Interest in literacy skills grows through reading and writing. Fine motor skills are being worked on as well as math and science concepts. Music and art are especially enjoyed by three year old preschoolers. Tablets are introduced into the classroom at this age for early learners to use to interact with curriculum friendly computer software. Strides are being made to prepare these preschoolers for their transition into the Pre-Kindergarten program.
Pre-Kindergarten is an important step in the preparation for Kindergarten success and our experienced and caring teachers help to nurture the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development needed for an easy transition. JumpinJax’ eager and curious Pre-K learners are provided with a strong academic foundation through curriculum lessons in math, literacy, science, social studies and art. Early literacy and math skills are explored daily through letter recognition, letter sounds, improvement in letter development along with counting and number concepts. Physical development in the form of fine and gross motor activities are continued to be strengthened at this level as well. Tablets equipped with age appropriate educational software are also used in the Pre-Kindergarten program.
Upon Pre-Kindergarten Graduation, JumpinJax Early Learners will be well prepared for their journey into Kindergarten and for many years beyond.
JumpinJax is proud to offer the opportunity for your child to attend our Play and Explore Summer Camp.
Our theme based summer sessions begins the first full week of July and runs through the last full week of August. The children will explore a different theme every week through arts and crafts, projects, activities, books and songs, as well as have a great time playing in our indoor playground and splashing in outdoor water play. Age appropriate academic reviews over the summer will have our campers ready for school in September.
We cater to the working parents with camp hours from 8:30am to 6pm with lunch and snack included. Sign up for one week, one month or for the entire summer.
Just be prepared that once they come, they won’t want to leave!
JumpinJax Indoor Playground is an amazing place to have an awesome birthday party that will be unforgettable for the birthday child, guest and parents. Parties include full use of the Indoor Playground and a private room for serving food, drinks and cake. Let our experienced party planners take on the stress of organizing your child’s party so you can sit back and enjoy the day or join in the fun. JumpinJax is the fun and exciting place for kid’s parties and play!
The many different play areas are guaranteed to hold the interest of the entire family while our computerized tracking system assures that children leave with the correct grown-ups.
The crawling area is specifically designed for the excitement of our youngest visitors. This is a padded area exclusively for our crawling and toddling children where they can safely explore and play. Across the way, is a fantastic market area, as well as a castle dress-up section both of which are ideal to spark young children’s imagination with dramatic play. It is also possible to find performers such as magicians and clowns at any time in our Indoor Playground! The large Lego building area is sure to be a hit with children and adults of all ages.
For our older visitors, there are plenty of outstanding activities to keep them happy. The foam ball shooters, rock climbing wall and hand peddled cars provides fun experiences that aim to please. Our open layout and high ceilings make for a perfect space to house our incredible jungle gym complete with a zip line and 20 foot wave slides. This area is ideal for all ages and allows for some great family fun together. The cost for the use of all of the equipment and activities in our Indoor Playground is included in the price of admission so there will be no quarters or tokens to fumble with. Remember to bring your socks because the Indoor Playground is a shoe free environment!
If you are hungry, thirsty or just would like to relax, you can visit the JumpinJax Cafe conveniently located inside the Indoor Playground. Here you will be able to purchase drinks, sandwiches, pastries and snacks that will be enjoyed by all.
The JumpinJax Indoor Playground is used daily by the registered children at our Early Learning Center. There is still plenty of time left in the day to enjoy the area during Open Play times. JumpinJax Indoor Playground will also be used during designated times for home school, children with special need and group activity times.