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.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. 

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  • mail:
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
  • fax:
    • 202-690-7442; or 
  • email: