College closed 12/16/17 thru 1/1/18

alert icon Jefferson will be closed for the winter break from December 16, 2017 thru January 1, 2018.  The college will resume normal operating hours on January 2, 2018.

Early Childhood Development Center

A 5-STAR-rated preschool 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.

Now Enrolling for Summer and the 2017-2018 School Year!!!


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.

This program helps us to provide a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast, lunch and snack each day. View the Menu.

The Center is an equal opportunity provider and follows the USDA non-discrimination policy.

Scholarship opportunities for children ages 4-5.*
  • Please see Center Office for details.
  • *Scholarships are based upon guidelines from the Louisville Metro Government Department of Community Services and cover tuition and fees.