Jefferson DeFrees Family Center
The Jefferson DeFrees Family Center of Warren, Pennsylvania is a community-centered, family-oriented organization, which strives to promote and encourage opportunities for all to grow through interaction, education, awareness and recreation.
News & Announcements
Thank you to everyone who attended Storybook Breakfast 2021. We enjoyed seeing all your faces and we’re happy we could do this even with a pandemic going on. Shout out to all of our winners: Cindy Garrison, Sheila Loranges, Brad Salva, Amy Sue Strickland, Beth Lundberg, Zachary Ayers, Amber Falconer, Miranda Irons. Nancy Jones, Melissa McLean, Melinda Johnson, Savannah Winkels, Kristy Hanks, Lauren Warmath, Jodie Huff, and Emily Streich. Thank you again for your support of Dolly Parton’s Imaginary Library. We look forward to seeing you at Touch-A-Truck! on June 12, 2021.
Come out for some “Down On the Farm” fun and leave with a hot breakfast, all while supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Warren County.
There are 4 start times for this year’s event. 9:00-9:30, 9:30-10:00, 10:00-10:30, 10:30-11. Tickets will need to be purchased for desired time.
Jefferson DeFrees now has apparel for sale! Help support a local business and show your JD pride! Tees and polos available in both men and women sizes xs-4x.
Preschool/Child Care Teacher
Successful candidates should have:
-Degree in a child related field or 2500 hours of experience working with young children
-Current clearances preferred but not required
This is a permanent, year round part time position. Candidates should expect to work 35 hours a week and attend all required trainings. Enrollment costs and hourly salary for the staff to attend are paid for by the employer.
This position is set to start AS SOON AS POSSIBLE for training purposes.
Candidate is responsible for:
*Providing a safe, caring, and nurturing classroom environment.
Planning, posting and implementing age appropriate classroom activities, under the guidance of a group supervisor..
Responsible for cleaning the classroom, classroom equipment, play items and sleeping equipment.
Communicating with parents about the progress, concern, daily activities or accidents/incidents of their child/ren.
Maintains attendance and Child and Adult Care Food Program records.
Uses positive discipline practices in the classroom.
Maintains confidentiality with regards to children and their families, except in the course of inspections or investigations by agents of the Department of Public Welfare.
Attends staff meetings, special events and professional development workshops as required by the JD Early Learning Center, Keystone STARS and/or Department of Public Welfare.
Supports the JD Family Center through participation in special events and meetings as required.
-other duties as assigned by the Director or Head Group Supervisor (ie. reviewing child files, updating emergency contact information, fieldtrip/program planning)
From everyone at the JDFC, thank you for all your donations during Warren Gives 2020.
May 13, 2018 marked the 105th anniversary of the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, formerly the YWCA.
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Child CareAges 8 weeks to 13 years
Full or part time available
Morning and afternoon snack provided
Indoor and outdoor play areas
Warm, friendly, caring, staff
Offered to all children enrolled in our child care program
Preschool portion of our day offered to the public
Warren County School District approved curriculum
Before & Afterschool CareAges 5-13
Taking the stress out of before and after school care
Transportation by the school district to and from school
Qualified caring staff
Teacher led activities
Indoor and outdoor recess
Safe and comfortable environment
Host Your Event Here
We have rooms that accommodate gatherings of various sizes and our staff will work with you to have a successful event. Our handicapped accessible facility is located in downtown Warren with a municipal parking lot available. To learn how we can help you with your next meeting or event, call Melinda Johnson, Executive Director at 723-6350.Room Rental