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JCC Child Development Center staff is now leveled on the NC Early Care and Education Professional Scale by the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals. Certification is an acknowledgement of an individual’s verified level of educational achievement, based on a standardized Scale from level 1 to level 13.
As of May 1, 2013 there are 493 Certified Early Educators in Johnston County.

  • Director (Amy Smith): Level 11 with an Administrator Endorsement level 3 & Professional Development Endorsement
  • Teacher (Sarah Ferguson): Level 11 with Adult Educator Endorsement
  • Teacher (Lisa Rivera): Level 10
  • Teacher (Heather Forster): Level 11
  • Teacher (Jodi Harper): Level 11
  • North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals

We Are Accepting Pre-Applications

Click here to complete your pre-application for the JCC Child Development Center.

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Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday:
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Ages Served:
Children ages 2-5
1-year old and infant classrooms opening 2015!
*All families welcome-Faculty, Staff, Student and surrounding Community Members
Registration/Materials Fee: $40 - due annually
Tuition: Preschool (ages 3-5) $140/week
2-year old classroom $165/week

All Lead Teachers hold a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education/ related field or higher.

Find out more about the JCC Child Development Center and what we can offer your child.  We are located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Building.  You may also contact us by calling (919) 209-2010 or by sending e-mail to Amy Smith at

Pre-applications are available in the preschool classroom, Room F132B or online.
Click here for Parent Handbook.

NAEYC Accredited

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The Johnston Community College Child Development Center announces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled participants. The income guidelines for free and reduced price meals by family size are listed on the back of this sheet. Children who are TANF recipients or who are members of food stamp or FDPIR households or are Head Start participants, are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. Adult participants who are members of food stamp or FDPIR households or who are SSI or Medicaid participants are automatically eligible to receive free benefits.  In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Child and Adult Care Food Program

The JCC Child Development Center is NAEYC Accredited.

NAEYC Accreditation Logo Since 1985, NAEYC has offered a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and to help families identify high-quality programs. Today, NAEYC Accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. Over 8,000 child care programs, preschools, early learning centers, and other center- or school-based early childhood education programs are currently NAEYC-Accredited. These programs provide high quality care and education to nearly one million young children in the United States, its territories, and programs affiliated with the United States Department of Defense.

Click here to learn more about NAEYC accreditation.

Learn more about NC Early Educator Certification
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