Hands Up! at a glance

-21 2-year olds
- 33 3-year olds
-34 4-year olds

Serving the “under-served” community

partnering with children and their parents for a lifetime of learning

Located at 185 Greenfield Drive Jackson, TN

3-year program to prepare children and parents for success in kindergarten and beyond

Parental involvement component – 3 vol. hours/month, parenting classes each month, parent advisory board, continuing education “clearinghouse” for parents

Attendance policy for students

Licensed by DHS – 3 star rating

8:1 classroom ratio

High Scope Curriculum – active, hands-on learning; critical thinking; conflict resolution skills

Bracken testing administered upon entry and exit

8am-3pm school day

before care and after care offered to working parents

“model” program – Perea Preschool in Memphis, TN – outreach of the Church Health Center, 13 year track record

Degreed staff to include Executive Director, Assistant Director, 6 Lead Teachers, 5 Assistant Teachers, a 2 part-time floaters, and 3 afterschool teachers

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

All donations are tax-deductible


$30,000+  in in-kind gifts

Hands Up! accepts DHS certificate funds

Limited tuition assistance available for parents with incomes above “certificate” income level

$25 registration fee

Before Care
At Hands Up! we understand that many of our parents work early shifts. For those working parents, we provide a before school program beginning at 6:45am. Before school fees are $2/day.
After Care
Just like our before care parents, many of our parents work late in the afternoon. For those parents, we provide an afterschool program from 3:00pm-5:30pm. Aftercare is an extension of our day; including structure, routine, and play. Aftercare fees are $2/hour.
185 Greenfield Dr. Jackson, Tn.
E-mail: handsup2011@gmail.com Phone:731)300-4263

Meet Our Staff



Executive Director



    Assistant Director