JMA's mission is to nurture the love of learning & compassion in every child. This shapes everything we do at JMA.

After obtaining a Master's degree in Education from Arkansas State University and working in Public schools, JMA was opened in May of 2016 by Ragen and Eric Boling with the goal of setting the educational and social foundations for children. JMA's original location was on Cherry street and had 3 classrooms; Infant, Toddler, and PreSchool. After continued growth, JMA relocated to a larger facility, 1607 Stone Street.

As part of our commitment to harbouring a safe learning environment for our JMA families, our campus is equipped with 25 cameras and a buzz-in security door. 

JMA's operating hours are from 6:30am - 5:30pm with availability to drop off anytime during the day. JMA is an allergy friendly facility and complies with all state mandated nutritional requirements. We provide a morning and afternoon snack as well as a lunchtime meal. All meals are served in our child friendly lunchroom.

We have 6 classrooms at JMA;
Swaddlers: 0-6 months
Infants: 6 months - 12 months
Waddlers: 12 months - 18 months
Toddlers: 18 months - 3 years 
Pre-S: 3 -4 years
Pre-K: 4-5 years


JMA Goals
At JMA, we want to provide a rigorous standards-based curriculum while employing the Montessori concrete to abstract approach. It is important to prepare an environment that promotes a child’s natural ability to become a self-directed learner. We strive to build strong teacher-child and teacher-parent relationships. JMA educates our children in resolving conflicts in peaceful ways to ensure a positive learning environment. For students to reach their maximum educational goals, we create unique learning paths for each student by offering time and space to learn concepts, practice them, and apply their new knowledge.
With the implementation of Common Core in the public school, it is important to develop independent, flexible thinkers who are capable of solving complex problems.

You can read more about Dr. Maria Montessori and her methods here.