Joyful Jaguars

A Preschool Three's Classroom

Our Joyful Jaguars program has 10 children. We have one consistent and nurturing teacher caring for our preschool children daily.


Program Details

During their time in the Joyful Jaguars classroom, each child is given the opportunity to learn in a preschool rich environment. This experience consists of a morning circle time with calendar and our weekly theme, learning area activities centered around art, math, and science skills with a more pronounced focus on Zoophonics. Children will now be continuing to grow their handwriting skills through Handwriting Without Tears, supporting each child in aiming for Kindergarten Readiness. Our Joyful Jaguars classroom is taking one nap a day, playing outdoors twice a day, and enjoying our nutritional menu.

  • Adult to child ratio: 1:10

  • Personal cot and storage area provided

  • Parents provide an extra set of clothes and a cot sheet

  • Center provides wipes

  • Comfortable shoes are required

  • Secure live video feed

  • Special art and various age development projects

  • Bi-Weekly Bible stories and prayers before each meal

  • Zoophonics and Handwriting Without Tears

  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack provided

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences twice a year

Meet our Joyful Jaguars Teacher:

Ms. Nicole: Lead Teacher


I am Ms. Nicole and I am the lead teacher in the Joyful Jaguars Classroom. I have have worked at Big Steps for 5 years!

I recently got married in May. My husband’s name is Nick, and we have a 5-year-old dog at home named Gemma.

I went to Grand Rapids Community College to get my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.

I love working at Big Steps and helping your child learn and grow!

Classroom gallery