JPNDC and Early Education
21 years of experience. JPNDC has run a Family Child Care System qualified by the Mass. Department of Early Education & Care since 1998.
45 licensed educators. Each “classroom” is a nurturing, family-like environment with age-appropriate curricula, healthy meals and lots of fun.
Child development expertise. All children are screened and assessed using evidence-based tools to ensure they are developing socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
Support for families. JPNDC connects parents to vouchers and subsidies, transportation, activities, workshops, career services and more.
Support for educators. We provide 80+ hours of professional development a year, individual coaching, peer support, and small business technical assistance to ensure educators’ own financial security.
Why It Matters
Early education makes a difference. Children who enter kindergarten with a basic knowledge of math and reading are more likely to do well in school, go to college and get a job.
Good teachers = good students. Research shows that when teachers are well educated and have high professional credentials, students do better.
We develop educators. JPNDC focuses on helping childcare providers raise their credentials so children will be ready for success in kindergarten and first grade.
The “achievement gap” between high- and low-income children can be closed! High-quality early education is part of the solution.