Early Education Services

Early Education Services2019-03-27T16:37:03-04:00



What JPNDC Offers

  • Curriculum-based early education for your child

  • Routine assessments to track development

  • Payment vouchers

  • Transportation assistance

  • Career and financial coaching for parents, if desired

Top five questions

We’ll work with you!

JPNDC may be able to help you secure payment vouchers.

Our educators are professionals who are dedicated to giving your child the best early education and care available. They offer services in their home and have met or exceeded state standards. They participate in 80+ hours of professional development a year in order to stay on top of the child development field.

Children receive the following:

  • Curriculum-based early education
  • Individualized assessments to monitor development
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Activities to foster intellectual, physical, emotional and social development

Our educators are in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan.

Only you can decide which early education services are best for your child. We think home-based services offer a number of benefits:

  • Personalized attention for your child
  • A warm, nurturing environment
  • Emphasis on both educational and social development
  • Flexibility in working with your schedule


Francia de Jesus
Program Director

Darling Ortiz
Program Specialist

Melissa Guzman
Enrollment Coordinator

Johanna Littlewood
Educational Coordinator


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.

  • 44 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.

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