Hands Up! at a Glance
We serve the “under-served” community with a 2-year program to prepare children and parents for success in kindergarten and beyond.
We currently enroll
32 3-year olds
34 4-year olds
8:1 classroom ratio
$30,000+ in in-kind gifts
Licensed by DHS – 3 star rating
Our degreed staff includes 1 Executive Director, 1 Assistant Director, 4 Lead Teachers, 4 Assistant Teachers, 2 Interns, and 3 After-School Teachers
Our “model” program – Perea Preschool in Memphis, TN – outreach of the Church Health Center, 13 year track record
Things to Know
8am-3pm School Day
Beforecare/Aftercare for working parents
We have an attendance policy for students
All donations are tax-deductible
Hands Up! accepts DHS certificate funds
$25 registration fee
Why Hands Up?
High Scope Curriculum – active, hands-on learning; critical thinking; conflict resolution skills
Bracken testing administered upon entry and exit
Before care and after care offered to working parents.
Large volunteer pool to assist in the school day and provide parenting resources to parents
Enrolled in Federal work study program with both Union University and Jackson State Community College
Limited tuition assistance available for parents with incomes above “certificate” income level
Parental involvement component – 3 vol. hours/month, parenting classes each month, parent advisory board, continuing education “clearinghouse” for parents
And we will get in touch as soon as possible.
Address: 185 Greenfield Dr. Jackson, TN
Phone : (731) 300-4263