Hello, My name is Mrs. Jewell Garner. I am the owner/director of Jewell’s Gems Academy. I am the proud mother of four wonderful children and the grandmother of two darling little girls. I have been an advocate for young children for many years. I worked with the Parent, Teacher Association as well as the Vanderbilt University (Fast Track) program through Metro Nashville Public Schools. I have been a classroom teacher and a director. Through these experiences, I realized that the early childhood years are foundational to a child’s future. In order to be more knowledgeable about young children, I returned to school and received my degree in Early Childhood Development from Nashville State College. With 25 years of experience working with preschool and school-age children, I believe that school readiness can be greatly enhanced during the early childhood years, by presenting suitable activities at the appropriate time in a child’s development. Children must be engaged in interactive experiences that \will be both enriching and real. My ideology is based on the current understanding of the emotional and social development of the young child. I look forward to helping your child grow and achieve their fullest potential.
Greetings, My name is Jennifer Garner, Assistant Director/Office Manager of Jewell’s Gems Academy, a popular children's care center. I am the proud mother of two wonderful children. Growing up, I watched my mother work with children of all ages, and it was only natural that I began to build my own excitement for working with children. I have had the opportunity to volunteer in some local organizations that work directly with children. I work very closely with the youth and young adult ministries at my church. Though I have built my own passion for working with children, my particular passion is business. I am currently completing my degree in Business Administration. With my degree and my vast experience working for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, The Internal Revenue Service, and The Department of Veteran Affairs, my goal is to take my experience and help you and your family with any administrative or accounting questions you may have with your time at Jewell’s Gems Academy.