Early Childhood Development Center

A 4-STAR-rated center that provides service to JCTC students, faculty and staff, and to community families!!!

The objective of the Early Childhood Development Center is to promote the growth of the whole child through play.  Our highly-trained professional staff creates a learning environment that allows for self-exploration and discovery and that fosters each child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.  We believe that parents/families play a major role in a child's success at school, and we encourage their involvement in events, activities, and conferences. 

Our goal is that children leave our program with a strong sense of self and an enthusiasm for learning that will lead to success throughout their school years and their lives.


The Center is a laboratory training facility for the college's Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education students. The center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a department of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Center is open for observation and provides a model of the best in educational programs and care for young children.

The Center participates in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form online, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202-690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.