Jamaica Child Development Center

Aurora Public Schools: Shaping Successful Futures

Mission Statement:

We at Jamaica CDC are committed to partnering with families and community to provide a quality early education program that prepares children for success and eliminates the achievement gap before a child enters kindergarten.

Our Vision:

We at Jamaica CDC create a positive educational environment by developing trusting relationships; providing responsive, individualized support for all; and expecting success for everyone in our school community, including students, families and staff.

Important upcoming dates:


September 3: No School

September 7: Picnic Lunch @ JCDC

September 13: Family Day

September 27: ESS Night 4:15 - 6:15


October 5: Picnic Lunch 12:00 - 1:30

October 25: Family Night

Upcoming Events

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

Preschool Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (no students on Friday)

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

If your child is going to be absent or arriving late, please call our office at 303-364-8126.

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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No school on Wednesdays. 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/

Important Announcements and Information


Please note that updates have been made to the District’s Nondiscrimination Policies:

  • AC, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
  • AC-R, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
  • AC-1-E, Notice of Nondiscrimination
  • ACE, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

The updated policies can be found on the District website at aurorak12.org/about-aps/district-policies/.


Le comunicamos que hemos llevado a cabo modificaciones a las Políticas de No-discriminación del distrito:

  • AC, No discriminación/Igualdad de oportunidades
  • AC-R, No discriminación/Igualdad de oportunidades
  • AC-1-E, Aviso de No discriminación
  • ACE, No discriminación con fundamento en una discapacidad

Usted puede ver las políticas actualizadas en la página web del distrito, en: aurorak12.org/about-aps/district-policies/.

Thank you voters for approving the Aurora Public Schools bond!!! Funds will support school building and technology improvements. Click here for more information about how this will help Jamaica CDC.

Jamaica CDC has earned a Level 3 Rating!

Colorado Shines is a quality rating and improvement system for Colorado’s licensed early care and learning programs. Using proven methods, it measures quality based on how an early learning program supports its children, families and professionals. Once ranked, it helps programs improve their quality rating/level and connect with families who are looking for quality child care.

To determine the level of quality of Colorado's early learning programs, Colorado Shines evaluates how each organization works to:

    • support children's health and safety
    • ensure their early childhood professionals are well-trained and effective
    • provide a supportive learning environment that teaches children new skills
    • help parents become partners in their child's learning
    • demonstrate strong leadership and business practices

Once a rating has been established, Colorado Shines gives participating early learning programs the tools and support needed to consistently improve their quality. These resources include helping programs develop and implement a quality improvement plan and offering trainings and other opportunities for professional development.

For more information, please visit the Colorado Shines website.