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Jameelah Jones

Lead Teacher

I am very passionate about what I do, which is making a difference in children’s lives. I love making children happy.

Jameelah is a native of Guyana and currently lives in Southwest Philadelphia. She is the Lead Teacher in the Fireflies preschool classroom after working as an infant and toddler teacher at PIC.

In 2015, Jameelah was named one of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL®, Children's ZYRTEC® National Child Care Teacher Awards. As part of the application process Jameelah proposed a classroom enhancement project entitled "Little Truckers on the Go!". Her financial award funded the purchase of wooden trucks that have been placed in a gross motor space for young toddlers.

In 2019, Jameelah earned her associate's degree through the Philadelphia Early Childhood Apprentice Program. Jameelah says that she "couldn’t have done it without the Apprenticeship program. The accelerated pace of the Apprenticeship program was a challenge with working full-time, but everyone supported me. It was such a blessing.” 

Jameelah is currently working towards her bachelor's degree at Arcadia University.

Jameelah has two daughters who work at PIC and in her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, journaling, sewing, and cooking. 

Education and Credentials

BA candidate, Early Childhood Education
Arcadia University

AA, Early Childhood Education
Community College of Philadelphia

Staff member since
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