Our program believes children should have fun, relax, be stimulated through learning opportunities, have a chance to breathe fresh air, hang out with friends and have staff available to encourage and nurture their creativity.
Each day, JP strives towards providing a blend of choices from our hands on, activity-oriented curriculum. These choices are based on the ingenious planning of creative, qualified staff that loves to have fun. This planning not only allows teacher-directed opportunities, but also allows for open ended activities which encourage children to explore on their own and/or have input in enhancing our curriculum.
We strive to create a community of friends who respect our space and materials, help create the rules, and respect each other, the staff, their families and themselves. We seek to incorporate the following into our curriculum: caring for one another, non-violent conflict resolution, community service, self –expression, esteem building and making positive choices.
James Place has been providing care to children of the Amesbury community since 1994. We have an experienced, educated staff who are dedicated to the mission of this program. The staff are CORI'ed (Criminal Records Investigation) and are certified in First Aid and CPR training. Most of our staff members have been with the program for ten years or more.
We have a Board of Directors who oversees the quality of the program and meets monthly to check in and proceed with ongoing business, policies and improvement projects. On our board, we have individuals who are parents of children attending our program, the program administrators, and members of the community.
James Place is licensed #121331 through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care and we are a part of the Child Care Circuit referral and voucher system.
James Place is a non-profit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As a non-profit, we strive to make quality child care available to all working families and to those who also work part time and attend school. We provide services to families who pay privately or use state vouchers. Through fundraising and grant writing, we also provide scholarships to families in need that are experiencing hardships such as illness, paycuts, or those who are facing unanticipated circumstances.