John Heinz Child Development Center Announces Open Enrollment Program

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PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh’s John Heinz Child Development Center (JHCDC) is pleased to announce a new Open Enrollment program. The program aims to provide support for families facing rising living costs and to ensure that more young children have access to early education, setting them on a path to success. The nonprofit organization has been dedicated to serving children from diverse backgrounds with kindness and compassion since 1992.

Pennsylvania is also taking steps to help more working families afford early child care and education and keep up with rising costs. This includes expanding the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. Studies show that early childhood education can positively impact children’s emotional and social development. It can also enhance their readiness for school, future academic performance, and ability to contribute to society as adults. Yet, a recent study shows a decline in demand for child care services across the state.

During JHCDC’s Open Enrollment, registration is free and families are eligible for a $100 tuition credit. Spots remain for children ages 1 through 5, including toddlers 1- and 2-year-olds, Preschool, and Head Start. “This outreach effort is another way we’re working to break down barriers,” said Mark Latterner, Executive Director of JHCDC and Jubilee Kitchen. “We strive to provide children from all backgrounds the chance to learn, develop, and experience diverse traditions and cultures in a nurturing, supportive, and enriching environment. This has been our focus since day one.”

The top-rated early learning center serves neighborhoods in and around downtown Pittsburgh, the Hill District, and Oakland. JHCDC’s highly educated, compassionate staff members provide a comprehensive, evidence-based Creative Curriculum that covers literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and extracurricular activities. Children also receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack, and enjoy recreation in an outdoor playground (weather permitting). The center has earned the state’s highest Keystone STARS quality rating of 4 out of 4 and adheres to Pennsylvania Early Learning standards. It is also one of the few centers that provide English and Spanish language studies. Recent U.S. Census data shows that the Hispanic/Latino population is one of Allegheny County’s fastest-growing communities, reflected at JHCDC. The center serves a number of bilingual/multilingual households.

Tuition fees are based on a family’s financial situation and meals are provided at no additional cost. Financial aid, such as state subsidies, need-based scholarships, and other resources are also offered. Visit jh-cdc.com to Book a Tour and learn more about its quality programs, support services, and admissions. The center is conveniently located at 2001 Wyandotte St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm.

About John Heinz Child Development Center (JHCDC)
In 1992, the Jubilee Association opened the John Heinz Family Center to help the next generation realize its full potential. The Center developed Parent as Teacher and Prenatal Programs and soon after added School and Summer Programs. In early 2000, the John Heinz Child Development Center (JHCDC) received its license from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Since then, it has been committed to providing high-quality care and education to children between 12 months and five years old from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds at affordable tuition. The Center offers other support services to assist families in balancing the complex demands of parenting and employment. The JHCDC received the highest 4-star rating from the PA Department of Education’s Keystone STARS program. For more information, please visit jh-cdc.com or call (412) 261-0373, ext. 4.