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Jewel's New Beginning Learning Center


JNBLC uses creative curriculum that focuses on Literacy to build bonds through books and conversation. The goal is to develop language and literacy skills in a blended classroom and home-like environment that provides the perfect opportunity to strengthen the bonds between children, between teacher and child and between children and books partnering with their parents. 


The curriculum has four components which are centered on the 1) Performance Standards, 2) Child Development Principles, 3) Roles of the staff and parents, and 4) the materials needed to support the implementation of the curriculum to be in alignment with the District of Columbia common core learning standards for infants to five years old.

Academic curriculum: Reading, writing, math, computer and library time


Group Play: Singing, dancing, dramatic play, games, reading, listening to media (story and music), circle time


Free Play: Children have a choice of blocks, dolls and accessories, legos, play sets, household toys, pull/push toys, and art materials


Language: Phonics using rhymers and stimulus pictures or objects to encourage verbalization, reading to and with the children, and flannel boards


Dramatic play: Dress up, role-playing, puppetry, etc.


Outdoor play: (weather permitting) Swinging, climbing, riding toys, running, ball playing, gardening toys, trucks, strolling dolls, (please remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather, if in doubt, dress in layers or bring extra clothes)


Special Days: Include Birthdays/holiday parties, and getting ready for the holidays


JNB Team supports children to:

  • Develop effective communication skills

  • Develop the ability to choose and follow through on personal

     meaningful experiences

  • Develop large and small muscles through play-based activities

  • By demonstrating through interaction with the developmentally appropriate environment and through self-initiated and teacher-facilitated activities, increasing levels of conceptual and cognitive development

  • By demonstrating an awareness of daily routine

  • Develop a level of independence in self-care skills

  • Develop problem-solving strategies.

The Jewel's New Beginning Learning Center announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each CACFP facility without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability.  


Click here for more information and to read the full bulletin. 

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