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Our Purpose and Commitment

At NCJC, we prepare young children for school and life, with an emphasis on health, nutrition and fitness. Our teachers nurture the child's love of learning while helping them make friends and become a friend. We are experienced in working with ALL kinds of families and children; We are well equipped to help kids move beyond behaviors that interfere with learning and having fun. Our programs are fully licensed and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Why Choose NCJC?

We have over 15 years of child development experience
We have teachers with early childhood education degrees
We have been NAEYC accredited since 1998
We are a Gold Star licensed provider
We use Creative Curriculum and Positive Behavior Supports
We have dual language classrooms

What's for Lunch?

Our breakfasts, snacks and lunches include foods rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Our meals are colorful, great tasting and fun to eat! Ask to see a menu!

Pheasant Ridge
Neighborhood Center
2651 Roberts Road, Iowa City
(319) 354-2886

Broadway Neighborhood Center
2105 Broadway Street, Iowa City

Grant Wood Preschool
1930 Lakeside Drive, Iowa City
Ext. 7689

6 weeks - 2 years: $775
2-3 years: $750
4-5 years: $700

Full-time: 7:30-5:30

Several forms can be downloaded below to get your started in the enrollment process. Fill them out and then give us a call at Broadway or Pheasant Ridge to set up a time to tour the center!

Intake and Release Form: The intake form provides our staff with your family's basic home and work contact information, as well as emergency information such as doctors' names and phone numbers, and who you authorize to pick up your child in an emergency. This form is updated annually, or whenever you have changes to make.

Child Information Form: Prior to your child entering our program, the Child Information Form is shared with the classroom teacher. This form allows us to get to know your child better and, hopefully, ease her transition period a little.

Physical Exam Form: Physical exams are requred for all children entering the program, as well as a yearly physical update. The update exam is needed one year from the date of the previous physical, not one year from the date your child begins the program.

CACFP Forms: NCJC participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to help improve the diet of your child. All families are required to fill out both a CACFP Enrollment Form and CACFP Eligibility Form yearly.

CDBG Survey: Because we are funded through Community Development Block Grants we are required to obtain the information asked for on this form.

Immunizations: State law requires proof of immunizations. A signed iowa immunization record is requred before your child may start. Remember that no child can attend without an up-to-date immunization record on file. As your child receives immunizations, please be sure to inform your child's teacher so that they may update the immunization card.

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