Jack & Jill Child Care Center


 History of Jack & Jill:   

Jack & Jill Nursery school was founded in April of 1954 By Mrs. Dora Whitright, when she retired in 1996 the school is presently owned by Kimberly and Jacques Lessard.  The center has gone through some transitions to be able to better meet the needs of the community.  Jack & Jill presently serves children ages 6wks.old to 6yrs.old.in three different programs.  Infant, Toddler and Preschool.  Our school is licensed by the State of Connecticut for 30 children.  Our school also follows the guide lines provided by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Jack & Jill is located in a safe and quiet residential area. In the summer we offer beautiful green landscape and playgrounds shaded by hudge oak trees. Easy access to Rte.10, I-84 and I-691.  Peck Lane also connects to Rte.70 and Rte. 322.



The basic philosophy of Jack & Jill Childcare & Learning Center is to provide a warm home like atmosphere where children feel loved and secure.  A place where the child gains in language, in skills through hands on activities which include music, art, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and other developmentally appropriate activities.  It is a place where children's basic needs are met in a safe, happy, clean and attractive atmosphere.  Hugs, humor, conversation and positive direction are used to promote active learning whether in play, large or small groups or individually. We want the children of Jack & Jill to walk away with positive self esteem. If they feel good about themselves they can do anything. Adults should serve as facilitators and not as directors. Our school encourages children to develop independence and an awareness of their own skills and feelings. Children are encouraged to make decisions, determine and carry out individual plans. Our school recognizes and respects the rights and individuality of children and seeks to provide an environment in which each child can successfully meet new challenges.

School Activities:      

  • Music Movement

  • Art Activities

  • Structured Programs

  • Computer Educational Programs

  • Drama

  • Summer Program

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Daily activities report sheet             

  • Developmental Testing (Learning Accomplishment Profile)

  • Written Progress Reports

  • Parents Annual Conference

  • Graduation Ceremony

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                To contact us:

Phone: 203-272-5716
Fax:   203-271-3080
Email: klessard@cox.net