Jelly Bean Junction

★★★★☆
  • 3115 New York Ave

    Melbourne, FL 32934

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  • 321-242-2011

About Jelly Bean Junction

Hours
Monday 6:30 AM-6:00 PM, Tuesday 6:30 AM-6:00 PM, Wednesday 6:30 AM-6:00 PM, Thursday 6:30 AM-6:00 PM, Friday 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

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JBJ is a Family we are thankful to be a part of. Their flexibility with your schedules and the needs of the children are amazing. The education through VPK is top notch. From ABC to Yoga, the children thrive and grow in a healthy family environment, and the teachers more than contribute to this. I couldn't be more proud to say my child is a Jellybean Junction kid! I recommend this school for anybody looking for a safe place for their kids to grow and learn!

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JBJ is a Family we are thankful to be a part of. Their flexibility with your schedules and the needs of the children are amazing. The education through VPK is top notch. From ABC to Yoga, the children thrive and grow in a healthy family environment, and the teachers more than contribute to this. I couldn't be more proud to say my child is a Jellybean Junction kid! I recommend this school for anybody looking for a safe place for their kids to grow and learn!

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We absolutely love Jellybean Junction. My daughter has been going here for 2 1/2 years and she loves going to school. I highly recommend them to anyone with children. Their curriculum is outstanding, and the teachers are caring and amazing people. I can't say enough for how much my daughter has learned and how happy she always is.

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We absolutely love Jellybean Junction. My daughter has been going here for 2 1/2 years and she loves going to school. I highly recommend them to anyone with children. Their curriculum is outstanding, and the teachers are caring and amazing people. I can't say enough for how much my daughter has learned and how happy she always is.

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Jelly Bean Junction does not even deserve one star. It is clearly ran by a staff including management who clearly only care about their check and not your child.
My 1 year old child has attended the facility since April it is the end of

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Jelly Bean Junction does not even deserve one star. It is clearly ran by a staff including management who clearly only care about their check and not your child.
My 1 year old child has attended the facility since April it is the end of

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I would first like to say that after many months of visiting daycares around the area, different times of the day and staying each visit for at least 1/2 hour each time, I found Jellybean Junction to be the best in the area.
My daughter has been with Jellybean Junction for 3 years and she loves the women who work, the meals, the play time and I could not ask for more. I have seen the care the children are given at Jellybean Juction as I have had the pleasure of having lunch with my daughter at daycare every day for 3 years EXCEPT for 5 days. I attend their Holiday parties (Christmas, Halloween, water days, etc.) so I believe I have the right to say first hand that they are great women who work there, they have a great staff and care about the children.
Yes, the teachers are stern on hitting, bad language, pushing, etc. but every parent should be and when you can not be there don't you want your child to be taught right from wrong? I know I absolutely do! I can guarantee that there is not another parent that has spent more time at Jellybean Junction as I have, unless they work there of course. I get there during recess time and leave when they lay down for naps. While there I am around at least 5 to 6 of the teachers during play time and have never walked in to anything that seems out of line what so ever! My daughter is my only child and I would be screaming off of the roof tops if I ever heard or seen anything that seemed out of place!
When reading some of the comments that sound negative, please remember that children have been asked to leave daycares for constant violence, bitting, etc. so you have to take in concideration that a parent is a little upset about that and can't take the blame for their children's actions.
I wish you all luck in your search for your child's day care because I know that choosing a daycare is the hardest decision you will ever make in your life.

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★★★★★

I would first like to say that after many months of visiting daycares around the area, different times of the day and staying each visit for at least 1/2 hour each time, I found Jellybean Junction to be the best in the area.
My daughter has been with Jellybean Junction for 3 years and she loves the women who work, the meals, the play time and I could not ask for more. I have seen the care the children are given at Jellybean Juction as I have had the pleasure of having lunch with my daughter at daycare every day for 3 years EXCEPT for 5 days. I attend their Holiday parties (Christmas, Halloween, water days, etc.) so I believe I have the right to say first hand that they are great women who work there, they have a great staff and care about the children.
Yes, the teachers are stern on hitting, bad language, pushing, etc. but every parent should be and when you can not be there don't you want your child to be taught right from wrong? I know I absolutely do! I can guarantee that there is not another parent that has spent more time at Jellybean Junction as I have, unless they work there of course. I get there during recess time and leave when they lay down for naps. While there I am around at least 5 to 6 of the teachers during play time and have never walked in to anything that seems out of line what so ever! My daughter is my only child and I would be screaming off of the roof tops if I ever heard or seen anything that seemed out of place!
When reading some of the comments that sound negative, please remember that children have been asked to leave daycares for constant violence, bitting, etc. so you have to take in concideration that a parent is a little upset about that and can't take the blame for their children's actions.
I wish you all luck in your search for your child's day care because I know that choosing a daycare is the hardest decision you will ever make in your life.

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A great place if you want your child neglected and emotionally abused.

The owner/director keeps employees around that are emotionally abusive just to keep up his staff headcount rather than take the initiative to get some capable people on board.

I have firsthand experience of this. If you don't like my comments you should consider them a warning that your child is in a bad place. I have family that was in this house of neglect and I would never want anyone else's children to go through what ours did.

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A great place if you want your child neglected and emotionally abused.

The owner/director keeps employees around that are emotionally abusive just to keep up his staff headcount rather than take the initiative to get some capable people on board.

I have firsthand experience of this. If you don't like my comments you should consider them a warning that your child is in a bad place. I have family that was in this house of neglect and I would never want anyone else's children to go through what ours did.

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I am a Grandfather who has been going to Jelly Bean now for over (6) six years and for any one to talk negative towards this program should be ashame its , one of the best groups of youn Ladies I have ever seen in a child care center.My personal veiw would to Honestly say if your child has yet to find a place she or he would be very happy at the Jelly Bean Juunction. I have had personel opportunity to Talk to some of the young women that work with the children and I can honestly say yes at time they might get fruserated but who wouldn't BUT I have never seen any of them scream or hollor unless some one wasn't doing what they were ask, by that I mean they and Ive seen this take them to the side and talk with them and ask them why did they behave that way. I would say most Parenst wouldagree with that type of conduct. O well I could go on and on but you yourself have to come and find out for your self. Keep up the good work ladies.

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I am a Grandfather who has been going to Jelly Bean now for over (6) six years and for any one to talk negative towards this program should be ashame its , one of the best groups of youn Ladies I have ever seen in a child care center.My personal veiw would to Honestly say if your child has yet to find a place she or he would be very happy at the Jelly Bean Juunction. I have had personel opportunity to Talk to some of the young women that work with the children and I can honestly say yes at time they might get fruserated but who wouldn't BUT I have never seen any of them scream or hollor unless some one wasn't doing what they were ask, by that I mean they and Ive seen this take them to the side and talk with them and ask them why did they behave that way. I would say most Parenst wouldagree with that type of conduct. O well I could go on and on but you yourself have to come and find out for your self. Keep up the good work ladies.

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I do not agree with the good reviews at all. In fact I'm surprised to see any since most of the people I talk to agree that this is not the best daycare. Everything seems nice when you drop in but when the parents are gone some of the staff are far from professionals. They are downright mean to the kids. I dont know about the reviews of it being under new ownership. I guess if the DiPota's NO LONGER have ownership it would be a far cry from what I witnessed!

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I do not agree with the good reviews at all. In fact I'm surprised to see any since most of the people I talk to agree that this is not the best daycare. Everything seems nice when you drop in but when the parents are gone some of the staff are far from professionals. They are downright mean to the kids. I dont know about the reviews of it being under new ownership. I guess if the DiPota's NO LONGER have ownership it would be a far cry from what I witnessed!

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After having a private nanny for our daughter for her first 2 years, my husband and I begain researching preschools for her after our nanny moved away. After visiting nearly a dozen schools in the Melbourne/Palm Bay area and doing a ton of research, we chose Jelly Bean Junction. Not only is it very clean, with friendly staff and teachers, and excellent curriculum and low teacher:child ratios, but my daughter absolutely loves it! She comes home every day with new stories and on the weekends asks if she can go to school to see her friends and teachers. Her teachers provide a weekly curriculum so we know what she is learning and can build on it when she is home.

This has been my one and only daycare experience and I have to say I have been extremely happy with my choice! She'll be attending through VPK and beyond!

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After having a private nanny for our daughter for her first 2 years, my husband and I begain researching preschools for her after our nanny moved away. After visiting nearly a dozen schools in the Melbourne/Palm Bay area and doing a ton of research, we chose Jelly Bean Junction. Not only is it very clean, with friendly staff and teachers, and excellent curriculum and low teacher:child ratios, but my daughter absolutely loves it! She comes home every day with new stories and on the weekends asks if she can go to school to see her friends and teachers. Her teachers provide a weekly curriculum so we know what she is learning and can build on it when she is home.

This has been my one and only daycare experience and I have to say I have been extremely happy with my choice! She'll be attending through VPK and beyond!

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While I was pregnant, my husband and I researched and visited several daycare facilities in the Melbourne and Palm Bay area. After touring each one, we were left with the feeling that we just could not imagine dropping off our daughter there. That is, until we visited Jelly Bean Junction. We are both admittedly extremely picky and have very high standards for who would be taking care of our infant. We walked into Jelly Bean Junction and breathed a sigh of relief. The center is very clean; the staff--very professional; the teachers--very caring; and the hands-on owners take pride in ensuring the curriculum is up-to-date.

Our child has been at this center for just over 6 months, and our impression now is even better! They encourage you to "drop in" to visit your child, and I have done so on many occasions. I have always been pleased with the reception I receive and the nurturing I witness. There really isn??t more that you can ask for!

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While I was pregnant, my husband and I researched and visited several daycare facilities in the Melbourne and Palm Bay area. After touring each one, we were left with the feeling that we just could not imagine dropping off our daughter there. That is, until we visited Jelly Bean Junction. We are both admittedly extremely picky and have very high standards for who would be taking care of our infant. We walked into Jelly Bean Junction and breathed a sigh of relief. The center is very clean; the staff--very professional; the teachers--very caring; and the hands-on owners take pride in ensuring the curriculum is up-to-date.

Our child has been at this center for just over 6 months, and our impression now is even better! They encourage you to "drop in" to visit your child, and I have done so on many occasions. I have always been pleased with the reception I receive and the nurturing I witness. There really isn??t more that you can ask for!

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I am a stay-at-home mom of a 3 year old and wanted somewhere my son could get socialization and begin to learn about a school environment. My husband and I are both teachers in Brevard and were very particular on where to send our first born. I reviewed many local daycares/schools before deciding. JBJ was the only place that had all the qualities we were looking for: small class sizes with low teacher-student ratio, clean environment, secure and friendly office, age-appropriate curriculum, and willing to work with the schedule we wanted to send our son. My niece has attended JBJ for a couple of years and I have always been impressed...another factor in our decision. The new owners are very friendly and willing to listen to any requests or issues. The teachers are interactive and do a great job engaging our son daily. Although he has only attended a month, I have been pleased with the decision and look forward to a great year for him! :)

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I am a stay-at-home mom of a 3 year old and wanted somewhere my son could get socialization and begin to learn about a school environment. My husband and I are both teachers in Brevard and were very particular on where to send our first born. I reviewed many local daycares/schools before deciding. JBJ was the only place that had all the qualities we were looking for: small class sizes with low teacher-student ratio, clean environment, secure and friendly office, age-appropriate curriculum, and willing to work with the schedule we wanted to send our son. My niece has attended JBJ for a couple of years and I have always been impressed...another factor in our decision. The new owners are very friendly and willing to listen to any requests or issues. The teachers are interactive and do a great job engaging our son daily. Although he has only attended a month, I have been pleased with the decision and look forward to a great year for him! :)

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Jelly Bean Junction has been my children's daycare for the past three years, and I can not even think of taking my kids to another facility. I have a school age child and a toddler and never once has either of my children not wanted to be dropped off. Prior to JBJ my oldest child attend another local daycare when he was a toddler, and would scream every time I dropped him off. I have never had this type of reaction with my kids at JBJ.

The staff are very loving and caring to the children, I have never once witnessed a staff member being verbally abusive to any child. There have been times I have forgotten about one of the kids Dr.'s appt and have showed up in the middle of the day unexpected and still have not seen this kind of behavior from the staff. Everyone always take the time to talk to me and let me know how everything is going.

We are currently moving further north and while it would be more convenient for us to find another daycare for the kids, my husband and I have chosen not to. We have been so happy with the facility we are willing to drive out of our way to continue taking the kids to JBJ. I even have another daycare at the end of the road my work is on, and yet I still have my kids attend JBJ.

I really want to prise the staff and say thank you for being so loving, caring and patient with our kids. I find it a privilege to be able to take my kids to such a wonderful place.

Suzie

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Jelly Bean Junction has been my children's daycare for the past three years, and I can not even think of taking my kids to another facility. I have a school age child and a toddler and never once has either of my children not wanted to be dropped off. Prior to JBJ my oldest child attend another local daycare when he was a toddler, and would scream every time I dropped him off. I have never had this type of reaction with my kids at JBJ.

The staff are very loving and caring to the children, I have never once witnessed a staff member being verbally abusive to any child. There have been times I have forgotten about one of the kids Dr.'s appt and have showed up in the middle of the day unexpected and still have not seen this kind of behavior from the staff. Everyone always take the time to talk to me and let me know how everything is going.

We are currently moving further north and while it would be more convenient for us to find another daycare for the kids, my husband and I have chosen not to. We have been so happy with the facility we are willing to drive out of our way to continue taking the kids to JBJ. I even have another daycare at the end of the road my work is on, and yet I still have my kids attend JBJ.

I really want to prise the staff and say thank you for being so loving, caring and patient with our kids. I find it a privilege to be able to take my kids to such a wonderful place.

Suzie

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We recently moved into the area and have had a hard time finding a daycare center. We searched for daycares throughout the cities of Rockledge, Viera and Melbourne with little luck till we heard about Jelly Bean Junction (JBJ). Our daughter who is 4 has attended daycare since she was 6 months old in Gainesville without any issues but relocating to Brevard has been a challenge for us. We live in Rockledge so we decided on a childcare center in Viera. The daycare was horrible even though it appeared upscale and our daughter would cry being dropped off every day; a huge change from a child who is adjusted to daycare life. We tried to allow her an adjustment period but when her personality began to change we knew it was time to look elsewhere.

I had interviewed three other daycares in the area before I heard about JBJ from a coworker and I cannot say enough good things about the school. After one week she is smiling again and even sings about Jelly Bean Junction in the evenings. The staff has been wonderful and go beyond their way to ensure your child is being taken care of with giving daily reports and even helping us enroll in VPK. We drive from Rockledge every day down to Melbourne just so our daughter can attend this daycare.

In reference to the other reviews which state the staff is verbally abusive; I have not witnessed any abuse from the staff. JBJ has an open door policy which means one can stop by any time to check in on their child; I have stopped by many times and have only seen the staff pleasant and the teachers hugging the children on the playground. Unfortantely, not all of us can be at home moms. I highly recommend JBJ to those Moms and Dads who do not have the luxury of staying at home. Your child will be treated excellent here! Other benefits at JBJ not found at other daycares in the area are field trips, breakfast/lunch/snack if needed, open door policy, lower rates and staff members who truly care.

Thank you JBJ for everything! Well worth the drive ;)

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We recently moved into the area and have had a hard time finding a daycare center. We searched for daycares throughout the cities of Rockledge, Viera and Melbourne with little luck till we heard about Jelly Bean Junction (JBJ). Our daughter who is 4 has attended daycare since she was 6 months old in Gainesville without any issues but relocating to Brevard has been a challenge for us. We live in Rockledge so we decided on a childcare center in Viera. The daycare was horrible even though it appeared upscale and our daughter would cry being dropped off every day; a huge change from a child who is adjusted to daycare life. We tried to allow her an adjustment period but when her personality began to change we knew it was time to look elsewhere.

I had interviewed three other daycares in the area before I heard about JBJ from a coworker and I cannot say enough good things about the school. After one week she is smiling again and even sings about Jelly Bean Junction in the evenings. The staff has been wonderful and go beyond their way to ensure your child is being taken care of with giving daily reports and even helping us enroll in VPK. We drive from Rockledge every day down to Melbourne just so our daughter can attend this daycare.

In reference to the other reviews which state the staff is verbally abusive; I have not witnessed any abuse from the staff. JBJ has an open door policy which means one can stop by any time to check in on their child; I have stopped by many times and have only seen the staff pleasant and the teachers hugging the children on the playground. Unfortantely, not all of us can be at home moms. I highly recommend JBJ to those Moms and Dads who do not have the luxury of staying at home. Your child will be treated excellent here! Other benefits at JBJ not found at other daycares in the area are field trips, breakfast/lunch/snack if needed, open door policy, lower rates and staff members who truly care.

Thank you JBJ for everything! Well worth the drive ;)

Pros: Helpful staff, meals provided, clean

Cons: only one location

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This is one horrible place to keep your child in. Reported to Authorities.

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This is one horrible place to keep your child in. Reported to Authorities.

Pros: none

Cons: teaches your kids foul language

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Actually i took my child out of that class also so i know what you state about no one leaving that class isnt true. I am a good mother a believer a Jesus Christ and I think not wanting my child to attend a bad daycare only makes me even better of a mom. Anyone who sends their child here is clearly a bad mother

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Actually i took my child out of that class also so i know what you state about no one leaving that class isnt true. I am a good mother a believer a Jesus Christ and I think not wanting my child to attend a bad daycare only makes me even better of a mom. Anyone who sends their child here is clearly a bad mother

Pros: there really isnt any

Cons: lots I'm now a stay at home mom so my child can thrive

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Jelly Bean Junction is owned by an outstanding couple, who have the BEST staff on hand. Their location is great, their classrooms are education filled, their staff is the top. I had my child at the facility for 3 years, and wish I lived closer for my youngest to go there now. They are truly dedicated, caring, professionals.

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Jelly Bean Junction is owned by an outstanding couple, who have the BEST staff on hand. Their location is great, their classrooms are education filled, their staff is the top. I had my child at the facility for 3 years, and wish I lived closer for my youngest to go there now. They are truly dedicated, caring, professionals.

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Welcome to Jelly Bean Junction, a trusted and experienced child care provider offering a warm and nurturing environment for your child. Our friendly, professional and engaging staff is considered to be the best in the Melbourne area. No need to look far for affordable child care; you have already found the one which is suitable for your family budget!

 

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