Hands Up! is a program for 6-weeks - 4 year olds that incorporates hands-on learning and encourages critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
Partnering with parents for a lifetime of learning.
Hands Up! Preschool opened as a Kindergarten-Readiness Pre-School program in the Fall of 2012. As an independent non-profit preschool, we educate the under-served population and are modeled after Perea Preschool in Memphis. We offer a 2-year preschool program that uses the High Scope Curriculum, which incorporates active, hands on learning, critical thinking, conflict resolution skills in a positive, choice-based environment.
Today, we have grown to serve over countless students – partnering with their families to prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond.
Hands Up! Director
Hands Up! Preschool Board is pleased to announce Jasmine Pearman as the new Director of Hands Up! Preschool. Jasmine has a long history with Hands Up! including the roles of teacher, parent and board member as vice chair over the past 11 years. Graduating from Union University with Bachelor of Science in Learning Foundations with endorsement in Early Childhood Education and received her Master’s in Education in 2016. She has taught preschool in both the Humboldt, TN and Jackson, TN public school systems giving her a wealth of knowledge to spread across all areas of Hands Up!
Mrs. Melinda Northcott – Infant Teacher
Ms. Madison Fason – Infant Assistant
Mrs. Julia Vazquez – Toddler Teacher
Ms. Katie Morris – Toddler Assistant
Ms. Twila Ross – 3 Year Old Teacher
Mrs. Renee Marshall – 4 Year Old Teacher
Ms. Katie Spencer – Aftercare Teacher
Ms. Amy Leach – Admin. Assistant
Ms. Jasmine Pearman M. Ed – Executive Director
Please reach out if you are interested in joining our board.
We could not operate without the assistance of our supporters. Thank you to our supporters for their continued financial support of HandsUp! Preschool:
Gary A. Taylor Investment Company
West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation
Bank of Jackson
First Presbyterian Church
Marshall Repair & Restoration
St. Luke Episcopal Church
Hunter & Suzanne Welles
Dr. & Mrs. Charles Foster
Mrs. & Mr. Joe Rowland and Family
Mrs. Barnett Scott
Dr. & Mrs. Tyler Swindle