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Jamaica Child Development Center
800 Jamaica St.
Aurora, CO 80010 [map]
Fax: 303-326-1218
Site Administrator:
Anita Walker
Jody Ketchum
Christina Sanders
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Welcome to the Jamaica Child Development Center

AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS VISON                                                                                                    Early Childhood Education Logo 0809

Graduate every student with the choice to attend  college without remediation.


The mission of the Aurora Public Schools Early Childhood Education department is to ensure that all preschool students will transition into kindergarten with the experiences and skills necessary to reach high levels of learning throughout their academic career.  The ECE department will provide support to the APS

APS 2020 Mission:  “In partnership with our community, we accelerate learning for all students to develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to shape successful futures.”

The opportunities for early learning provide a strong foundation that will help to ensure academic success.

The Early Childhood Education department strives to involve the family by emphasizing the important role they play in their child’s education and support families in their role as nurturers and teachers.

The Early Childhood Education department remains involved in the School Readiness Project.  The School Readiness Project utilizes the Qualistar Rating System to ensure that all preschools and child care centers are of the highest quality.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Child Find Testing: Call 303-340-0859 x28344 for additional information or concerns regarding your child's development.

Colorado Preschool Program: classrooms are in session Tuesday - Friday. Hours vary per class. No school on Mondays. Classroom teachers are using Teaching Strategies GOLD (TS GOLD) Objectives for Development and Learning assessment system.  TS GOLD is an observational assessment tool designed to assess how children develop and learn. For additional information regarding our curriculum, please visit the ECE website at http://ece.aurorak12.org/curriculum/

Preschool Sessions are 2 hours, 45 minutes a day (4 days per week). If your child is going to be absent or arriving late, please call our office at 303-364-8126.

Class Times  

  •  Morning: 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  •  Afternoon: 1:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Unified Improvement Plan

Every school in the state of Colorado has been charged with developing a Unified Improvement Plan. The plan is to identify areas of improvement and develop strategies for growth. The entire JCDC staff has contributed to the development of our Unified Improvement Plan. The process began by looking at our school’s data, identifying belief statements and planning action steps to improve our instruction. Please click the link below to view JCDC’s Unified Improvement Plan.


Jamaica CDC is a 3 Star Qualistar Rating!

Qualistar Colorado

Children deserve high quality childcare that is safe, enriching, and educational. Qualistar Rating measures quality in licensed early learning programs.This four star rating system (with four being the highest) outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the program.

 Jamaica CDC has what your child needs!!!




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