MENTONE —Jack and Jill Preschool has been in Mentone United Methodist Church for 47 years but will soon be moving to a new location. The preschool is looking for help with the surprise costs of moving.
Many preschools and daycares in the area have been shutting down, but Jack and Jill Preschool is determined not to be one of them. When the the Mentone United Methodist Church voted not the host the preschool anymore, the staff knew they would need to find a new location to keep the preschool running.
Bell Memorial Public Library has allowed the preschool to rent a classroom in the building. But because of the unexpected move, the preschool now has to pay for their own insurance bill, nonprofit status filing, moving fees and supplies needed to keep the preschool running.
“Jack and Jill is and has always been important to Mentone,” said Karissa Cody, president of the preschool board. “It is a small town setting where students can get the bases for what is needed in kindergarten. Teachers have such a knowledge for working with students and preparing them for their futures.”
Jack & Jill Preschool can accommodate up to three classrooms with 18 children in each class. The preschool already has 20 students enrolled for the fall. Any students interested must be three years old by August and younger than Kindergarten age.
Anyone interested in helping out the preschool can donate through their website or they can write a check to Jack and Jill Preschool and mail to PO Box 152 Mentone, IN 46539. If someone donates over $100 they can become part of the donor’s club. The donors club will be posted in the Mentone Public Library, on the back of Jack & Jill shirts, website and listed in the graduation program.
“Jack and Jill exposes your child to areas of learning that helps him or her develop skills needed for Kindergarten Success,” added Cody.