2587 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072

Why choose


  • Cooperative Preschool
  • Caring Teachers
  • Nurturing Learning Environment


Benefits of

A cooperative preschool is administered and maintained by the parents on a non-profit, non-sectarian basis. The parents assist the professional teachers in the classroom on a rotating basis and participate in the educational program of all the children. Parents, preschool children and their teachers all go to school together and learn together. Parent/family participation is vital to the education of the children.


Parents gain insight into child behavior by observing other children. They observe how other parents and the professional teachers handle various situations and gain greater understanding and enjoyment of their own children through active participation in their education. They have the opportunity to share their experiences and expertise with others while working together in a cooperative setting. They also learn useful ideas for helping their children at home and in the world around them.


Children participate in a supervised play and learning experience with children of their own age.  An opportunity is provided to interact with adults other than their own parents. The children are able to find security and a feeling of belonging in a world which is non-threatening and interested in them. Learning to respect and accept the rights and differences of others is emphasized. Children have hands-on experiences that are geared to their needs and developmental level.



jack and jill community PRESCHOOL

Jack and Jill is a Cooperative Preschool. In a Co-op the parents and teachers work together for the good of the school. The parents are involved in the day to day operations of the school, which gives you the opportunity to be involved in your child's impressionable preschool learning experience.

Some of the activities we as parents need to participate in include: Helping at the school on your assigned working days (1 to 2 days per month), organizing and working at one to two classroom parties per year, attending all required parents meetings (three per year), participating in toy cleaning (usually once per year) and participating in fundraising which helps to buy learning supplies, toys and keep tuition reasonable.


Our purpose is to provide children three to five years of age with a warm and nurturing learning environment. The goal is to stimulate thirst for knowledge and provide the skills necessary for kindergarten readiness.


As a chartered co-operative preschool, we are run 100% by parents. In addition, we have 2 excellent, caring teachers on staff who possess a wide range of experience and talent. What better motivation to achieve the best possible preschool education and experience for our children!

Our Programs

We offer a Terrific 3's program and a Fantastic 4's program to help your child get ready for kindergarten. The 3's class is held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and the 4's class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.


"My son loves Jack and Jill, on the days he is not there he asks to go. The teachers are very attentive. I couldn't ask for more..."

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