The Jordan Child & Family Enrichment Center meets the state’s highest standards for staff education, child-to-teacher ratios and early learning curricula with a Five Star Childcare License, issued by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education.
Staff education: 26 of 36 teachers have bachelor’s degree with early childhood/ child development coursework
Teacher-to-child ratios: 1:4 for infants and 1:9 for 4-year-olds
Early learning curricula: Infant-Toddler Foundations, The Creative Curriculum and Conscious Discipline
- The Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive, scientifically based curriculum that’s been shown to improve cognitive and social/emotional outcomes in young children. Jordan Center staff use this approach to create learning opportunities that challenge each child to achieve his or her full potential. The Creative Curriculum presents a framework for us to address social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development needs of the children. Our staff set goals and objectives for each of these developmental areas and create lesson plans with activities to practice skills.
- Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive classroom management program and social-emotional curriculum that creates the type of safe, caring and responsive environment shown to improve brain function and support children’s development. Teachers use Conscious Discipline tools to create a “school family” that fosters meaningful social and academic learning together. Connection, belonging and contribution within the “school family” motivate children to cooperate and to be helpful, responsible and caring classroom citizens.
Inclusive classrooms: Our blended classrooms build acceptance of diversity by serving children who are developing typically along with children who have special needs. In partnership with the Frankie Lemmon School, we take up to 20 preschoolers referred by the Wake County Public School System for developmental delays. Skilled teaching staff lead these smaller classes (capped at 12 children), and therapists come in for speech, occupational and physical therapy.
By the time children leave the Jordan Center for kindergarten, they are prepared to get along with their peers, manage their behavior and follow instructions. In short, they are ready to learn.