Update on the JCDC services and the COVID-19 Virus
Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1st.
With this current directive and the "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive announced on 3/27/2020, the Jordan Child Development Center will continue to offer services through virtual methods. Please contact your child's provider or teacher if you have further questions.
Governor Gary Herbert announced today that all public schools in Utah will be dismissed beginning Monday, March 16, for a period of two weeks. This is a pre-emptive measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
This means Jordan School District schools will not be in session and no students will attend in person from March 16 – 29. This applies to all of our preschool sites around the district. Please contact your individual teacher for educational plans during this time away from the classroom.
For Early Intervention families and children - All appointments that are scheduled for March 16-18th, including toddler classes, will be canceled. Further plans for service delivery will be finalized during these two days. Your individual service coordinator will be contacting you to discuss options for delivering services to you and your child during this time.
The health, safety, and well-being for the families and children that we serve are our number one priority. Additionally, we want to keep our staff healthy and protected so that they may continue to offer services. Please be patient, respectful, and understanding during this time of change. We understand that changing how services are offered can be frustrating. We will work with each individual child and family to make sure that they receive all appropriate services. If you have concerns or questions, please contact your child's teacher and service coordinator. Thank you again for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Will will continue to provide updates as appropriate.
What is the Jordan Child Development Center?
The Jordan Child Development Center (JCDC) is a program that supports and fosters child development through two main programs.
- Our Early Intervention program is one of fifteen Early Intervention Programs in the State of Utah. Our lead agency is the Utah Department of Health's Baby Watch Early Intervention Program. The Jordan Child Development Center serves families within the Jordan & Canyons school district boundaries. Services are offered to families with infants or toddlers, under the age of three, with developmental delays, disabilities, or diagnosed conditions.
- Our Preschool program offers free educational preschool services for children with disabilities (3 to 5 years old). A child is determined to be eligible for services through a screening and testing process. Preschool services are also offered to non-delayed children for a small monthly fee.
- The mission of the Jordan Child Development Center is to provide families in our community with the knowledge and tools to enhance their child's growth and development. Our staff implements family-centered practices which support the philosophy that a family's concerns, values, priorities, and resources establish the framework for service. We create teachable moments that foster social, physical, creative, cognitive and language development of each child in their lifelong commitment to learning and independence.
- We believe that every child can learn.
- We believe in partnering with families to recognize and address their child’s individual strengths and needs.
- We believe in respecting the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of our students and their families.
- We believe in strengthening the foundation of lifelong learning for each child.
- We believe in fostering independence within child-centered services.
- We believe in using research-based methods through the implementation of Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices.
- We believe in collaborating with colleagues by participating in Professional Learning Communities.
- We believe in providing individualized and high quality services.
- We believe in adhering to federal, state, and district guidelines.