J.B. Adams Grade School, Inc was conceived in 1961 by Pastor and Mrs. J. B. Adams. Pastor Adams initially worked at the South Pacific Railroad (Englewood Plant). The economy took a turn for the worst and Pastor Adams was laid off from South Pacific Railroad. Being unemployed was not an option for Pastor Adams because he had an obligation to provide for his wife and four daughters. The Adams family explored multiple alternatives to ensure the family would be taken care of and concluded that a second career in childcare was the path the Lord was leading them down. Matthew 19:14 says, “Jesus said, let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to people who are like these children”. This scripture was near and dear to the loving couple. Their prayers and trust in God lead them to take a leap of faith into the second phase of their lives.
The New Canaan Day Care Center was the initial name of the daycare, but it later became known as J. B. Adams Day Care Center. The school began in the New Canaan Missionary Baptist church Cafeteria and was under the leadership of Mrs. Caraway, who was also a member of New Canaan. Mrs. Caraway was a dynamic teacher whose vibrant personality was pivotal in the growth and expansion of the daycare. Her philosophy to education was that children would learn everything they needed to know about this world by incorporating the Word of God. The news of the great things going on in the daycare spread quickly. There was a great demand for a solid Christian education in a safe and loving environment, and after a few years, the daycare had grown by leaps and bounds. Pastor Adams and his wife purchased the property adjacent to the church, 4601 Hirsch Road, which is the current location of the school today.
From infants to preschool to kindergarten, J. B. Adams School meets all of the state licensing guidelines and is a Three Star Rising Star Center.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6