Jacque’s Preschool Awarded by Daughters of the American Revolution
Sep 15, 2015 10:31AM
● By Bryan Scott
Jacque’s Preschool staff and NSDAR representatives Carrie Jacobs, Jan Christensen, Lynne Marie Jacobs, Carol Ward, Heather Armstrong, Chris Sudweeks, Judy Mayfield, Cherilyn Foster and Shirley Nelson surround Jacque Jacobs and the NSDAR Americanism Award she received on May 22. Photo courtesy of Jacque Jacobs
By Jessica Thompson
Taylorsville - Jacque Jacobs has taught close to 4,000 preschool children over the last 37 years. She first started teaching in her home and is now the director of Jacque’s Preschool in Salt Lake City. Her program is catered to help each child grow academically and socially.
“I feel it is an honor to be their first school teacher and give them an extra advantage socially and academically by teaching them about their country, its history and our responsibility,” Jacobs said.
Teaching her preschool children about their country and its history is what caught the attention of the Princess Timpanogos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This organization gave Jacobs their Americanism Award because of her preschool’s remarkable teaching of patriotism to young children and her recognition of veterans in the community.
Jacque’s Preschool curriculum includes many interactive, patriotic lessons and activities for the children. Each student recites the Pledge of Allegiance every school day. They learn patriotic songs and participate in activities that teach important patriotic lessons. For example, the preschool holds “Election Day” when the children get to vote on age-appropriate matters. The preschool also recognizes veterans at its annual graduation program.
“I cannot participate in the military abroad or hold a high office, so I decided to take a stand and help out veterans and my country by teaching the children. Patriotism teaches children that we belong to a great country. We need to help make our lives and our country better each day to enjoy our freedoms,” Jacobs said.
On May 22, 2015, members of the Princess Timpanogos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Dominquez Escalante, Judy Mayfield and Shirley Nelson, presented the award to Jacobs and her staff at the preschool.
“This was an unexpected award that humbled me and I will always treasure it, because I love America and our Constitution. We are the only preschool known to receive such a prestigious award from the Daughters of the American Revolution,” Jacobs said.
Jacque’s Preschool is a wonderful place for children to learn about the importance of their country in a comfortable and social environment.
“Education, patriotism and social skills help a child to become more prepared to face challenges in life. We at Jacque’s Preschool want all young children to be their best,” Jacobs said.