Monday: 24 hours
Tuesday: 24 hours
Wednesday: 24 hours
Thursday: 24 hours
Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: On request
Sunday: On request
Please call to set up our first Meet and Greet! We will give you directions!
For the fastest response online, please fill out and submit the form.
Our founder is a native of Waterloo, Iowa. She moved to Marion in 2011 and has been a wonderful addition to the community since she opened Jumping Jelly Beans a few short years ago.
It all started with a dream and small beginnings. Coming out of high school, Sara received the Janae Peterson Scholarship in Child Development. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be in childcare and decided to start her education by getting an Associates in Applied Science specializing in Child Development. Shortly after, she fell in love. As it sometimes happens, it didn't work out.
As the story goes, this single mother had a difficult time finding child care for her child with special needs. Dallas, her oldest, suffered from an esophagus that was not fully open. He was on several medications and he had to eat baby food until the issue resolved itself. She ran into a problem. Providers that were available to her neither had the time or skill to care for her child and Sara needed to provide and income for her growing family. She was pregnant with her youngest, Annelise, at the time.
She started to babysit during weekends on top of her full-time job. One of the mothers she babysat for convinced her to leave the position she worked at another company and care for children, instead. With over 5 years of child care experience, opening an in-home daycare was a natural fit.
Her dream was re-ignited. With new passion and zeal, Sara pursued furthering her education. (Please see our Our Credentials.) She registered her daycare as a Class B facility and spots filled up fast! She has submitted JJBeans to be classified as a Class C facility to make more room for your Jelly Bean!
Her daycare and her dream continues to expand and Jumping Jelly Beans is on the grow. Come grow and thrive with us!
" Have you ever just been in your element? Like you are destined to make a difference in a particular way and you found that way? That's what Jumping Jelly Beans is for me. It's not just a business, it's a calling." Sara Ann Bush