Message from Our Center Director
Welcome to ABC Academy at Jackson College
I believe that the early childhood years are the most important developmental years in a person’s life. The uniqueness of each one of us can be observed from our very first breaths. Early childhood care and education (ECCE) is more than preparation for Elementary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.
ECCE has the possibility to nurture caring, capable and responsible future citizens. Helping children regulate emotional well being is one of the most important skills early childhood educators can help children learn. Helping children learn the skill of how to calm their bodies down, and use their words is a highly complicated and important process in the early childhood development years. Teaching the child the skill of problem solving is a skill that will last them for the rest of their lives and develop lifelong well being.
At ABC Academy we strive to provide a safe, happy, healthy, and fun learning environment for all children to thrive, and be successful. We provide a loving and caring environment for all children that come through our doors.
JACKSON COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Programs We Offer
At ABC Academy, we want to set your child in the right direction! That’s why our curriculum-focused programs are designed to provide a quality education that prepares them for continued growth and success.
Meet the Team
Kathy HoszkiwFounder & Chair
Kathy established ABC Academy in 1984. She is very active in the early childhood profession. She is currently a member of the Great Start Collaborative Executive Committee, along with a member of the Child Care and Early Education subcommittee, the Great Start Committee Co-Chairperson and a member of the Partnership to Support Quality Advisory Team. She is also the co-founder of the Jackson Area Early Childhood Conference, providing annual training for early childhood professionals.
Mariann GladstoneExecutive Director
Mariann supports our administrators and teaching teams with curriculum development, child assessment data analysis, planning and organizing the parent education and family events. She also provides support with maintaining NAEYC Accreditation, oversees compliance of the Great Start Readiness Program, and supports each administrator with the day to day operations of the centers.
Natalie Guy-HazardJackson College Site Director
Natalie believes that the early childhood years are the most important dvelopmental years in a person’s life. The uniqueness of each one of us can be observed from our very first breaths. Early childhood care and education is more than preparation for Elementary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.
I am so thankful that I chose to send Bentley to GSRP Preschool at ABC Academy. I enjoy getting photos at the end of the day showing me something that Bentley was doing that day. I love the progress that I am seeing that I am seeing with him learning to write his own name. I have comfort knowing that he is safe when I drop him off for the day and I am glad for all of the cleaning and precautions that are being taken due to COVID. I am glad to say when my daughter Ashlyn is ready to go to preschool we will enroll her at ABC Academy.
Thanks for all of the hard work the staff and teachers do!
I am thankful to the staff at ABC Academy for taking such good care of Gracie and for treating her like family. Gracie loves her teachers and friends here and does not want to leave when the day is over, that shows that you are dfinately doing something right.
ABC Academy is the best thing that we could have done for Alexis. We tried two daycares before we came here and they didn’t even come close to here. We love everything that she has learned and the way that everyone treats her like family. We will never go anywhere else; wish we could have found ABC Academy sooner.