Jennifer's Joyful Journeys
Learning and Development Center
Kids are Special People!
Children are very special people and we want to make sure they always receive the best care possible.
We understand the importance and benefits of children thriving in a nurturing environment.
Jennifer's Joyful Journeys provides a stellar level childcare service for families in a
What Makes Our Company Different
What sets us apart from other companies is understanding the need
for supporting children and families on every level possible.
We offer traditional childcare services and a premium nanny care service! Being a flexible childcare service allows parents to decide what works best based on their family needs.
We aim to fully support the care needs of young children, while guiding and encouraging our caregiving staff to give their best in providing care through continuous education and training. Our company believes that no child should go without care, and we strive to make a difference with every child, one step at a time.
Meet Our Owner
Jennifer's Joyful Journeys is managed by a reliable team and overseen by our company owner, Jennifer L. Sargent. Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience in working with children of all ages.
Her passion started at the age of 15 when she worked with multiple family-owned businesses. Seeing the love the women in her family had for children on top of their expertise, made it easy for Jennifer to follow in their footsteps.
Realizing the value of good experience in order to give her very best, Jennifer started off volunteering and mentoring children through social service programs and working with some of the top child care programs in Illinois & Missouri.
In 2018, Jennifer decided to follow her dream and open a home-based childcare program, Jennifer's Joyful Journeys.
Jennifer holds an Associate degree in Early Childhood Development and a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management. She, also has a host of childcare certifications through the state of Illinois, including CPR & First Aid, advanced certifications in Caregiving Consulting, Human Resource Development, Safety Care, and years of experience as a Care Manager.
With the children she cares for being her biggest inspiration since the opening of Jennifer's Joyful Journeys, Jennifer made her debut as a children's author in 2022 with the first book of her book series, "I AM ALL that GOD SAYS I AM (Kingdom Kid Affirmations).
Jennifer has always been passionate about helping people and wanting to make a huge impact on young children. She believes in the quality of life and that every experience should be meaningful.