In September 2009, JO’S partnered with Next Door Foundation to add 3-year-old Head-Start classrooms and two Early Head Start classrooms for 1 and 2-year-old children. This partnership with Next Door, to provide Head Start at the 4801 West North Avenue site, continued through June 2013. Also, JO’S became a collaborative partner with Social Development Commission (SDC) to provide Head Start at North Avenue site from 2011 through 2013. SDC, today, now provides nutritional meals for both our North and Greenfield location.
In 2013, JO’S partnered with Acelero Learning to provide Head Start services for eligible children and families at the North Avenue site. The partnership ensured continuity of head start services for children and families.
To strengthen the quality of teaching and enhance professional development, JO’S formed collaboration with Cardinal Stritch University to serve as a placement site for early childhood education students. This has been a ten-year collaboration that has helped JO’S improve quality of teaching and enhanced teacher’s knowledge of best practices.
JO’S Learning academy also has collaborations with MATC for students in the early education field to conduct their practicums. The National Accreditation Council