About us

Explore. Discover. Grow.

Little JEMS Children’s Center provides a stimulating and safe environment for children ages 6 weeks to 13 years old. Your child will learn and grow in a fun and challenging environment. At Little JEMS, we seek to engage and develop children’s problem-solving and reactive thinking skills through staff and child directed activities in our daily agenda.

Little JEMS is a licensed child care center that has earned a 4 Star rating from Pennsylvania Keystone Stars.


Little JEMS Children’s Center has been providing quality child care since 1998.

Flexible Programs

We currently provide care on a full-time or part-time basis for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old.

Small Class Size

Our class sizes are small enough to provide personal attention and large enough to foster interaction.


Little JEMS teachers maintain current First Aid and Infant/Toddler CPR certificates.

Professional Staff

Teachers at Little JEMS meet the required qualifications for child care with Early Childhood Education or equivalent diplomas.


We engage the children in both learning activities and physical activities to create a well-rounded experience.



We accept infants as young as 6 weeks. Our infant program caters to children up to 18 months old. Little JEMS provides a safe and secure area for your infant to be cared for throughout the day


Our toddlers program start with children as young as 18 months and range up to 3 years old. Your toddler is engaged throughout the day with creative and stimulating activities that are fun and instructive.


Our Pre-School program begins with children 3 years old and up to 5 years old. We currently utilize Creative Curriculum and the Early Learning Standards to ensure your child is ready for kindergarten.


Little JEMS is one of the few childcare providers that offers PKC in Bristol Township. This program is federally funded and free to families who qualify. School hours are 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM with the option of adding Before & After Care.


Before Care is from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and After Care is from 2:30 – 5:30 PM. Our school is a bus stop for Keystone Elementary School. We safely depart school age students in the AM and care for them after drop off in the PM.


Summer Camp is offered for children 6-12 years old. Our camp offers a number of both fun and learning activities to keep your child entertained and happy. We mix learning and play in a fun and safe setting all summer long.

Meals & Transportation Options

LJCC provides nutritional meals daily for our enrolled children or they have the option to pack a meal. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack are offered in accordance with the CACFP program at no additional charge.

Keystone Elementary School has a bus stop right at Little JEMS which allows us to offer Before & After Care for those School age students. LJCC Transportation is available only for afternoon pick up from Snyder-Girotti Elementary and Valley Elementary School.


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Our Team

Meet our Qualified Staff

Little JEMS staff are qualified teaching members with many years’ experience in the child care industry. All staff are CPR & First Aid certified. They have completed all the required DHS trainings as well as maintain Professional Development training hours throughout each school year.

Our staff are very caring to our enrolled children and their families. They strive to provide a warm, welcoming environment and fun filled schedule for the children to discover and learn daily. Our number one goal is for parents to feel confident in leaving their child in our care.


Creative Curriculum

At Little JEMS the Creative Curriculum has been selected and implemented in the programs. Professional development on the Creative Curriculum is required for all teaching staff. The Creative Curriculum supports all levels of learning offering resources and support for ESL and Special Needs Students.

Music with Mr. Pete twice a month

Mr. Pete’s Music Time program offers a range of age-appropriate activities that stimulate creative thinking and communication through music. Meeting Pennsylvania’s standards for Music and Movement, the program helps children express themselves and supports various areas of child development using effective, developmentally appropriate teaching methods. A professional guitarist, Mr. Pete has been sharing his love for music with local schools since 1981. The Philadelphia Inquirer even compared his style to the late Fred Rogers.

Family Engagement

Little JEMS strives to have a strong connection with our enrolled families. We do this by offering many family engagement opportunities throughout the year. Special events consist of Back to School Night, Trunk or Treat, Scarecrow Stuffing, Guest Readers and much more. In the summer time Little Jems hosts a family fun day held at Sesame Place.

Kindergarten Orientation

Little JEMS prepares our preschoolers for the next chapter of their life….Kindergarten. Our preschool teachers work hard year round on teaching the children the expected skills for kindergarten. In June we toured Keystone Elementary School for the children to get a feel of what could possibly be their new school.

Field Trips

At LJCC we believe Field Trips are important for students as they are able to take the content they have learned in the classroom and put it into a real life perspective. There is an educational element to every trip the students experience

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We are located at 1305 State Road, Croydon, PA 19021