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1969 - The Janesville Community Day Care Center first opened at the First Lutheran Church as a community service for families needing quality childcare.


1971 - An additional facility was housed in the Asbury United Methodist Church to meet Janesville’s growing demand for quality day care.


1980 - A fund-raising effort provided enough capital to purchase and renovate the old Blackhawk School, which is the present site of the Janesville Community Day Care Center at 3103 Ruger Avenue.


1982 - Both of the previous day care sites were consolidated at the Ruger address.


1987 - With funding from the United Way Blackhawk Region and the Janesville Foundation, the day care center was the first in the area to begin a night care program.


1997 - Center received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


2002 - We are proud to announce the opening of an infant program in collaboration with CFS Head Start and CESA 2-Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC.) This newly designed comprehensive service model blends the resources from these agencies to promote ease and access to quality programming for infants, toddlers, and their families with diverse incomes, backgrounds, and abilities. The coordinated program is located at the current TLC location (2020 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville). This program is available to all families - not just families who qualify for Head Start, but for any family interested in our infant program.


2008 - Center started collaboration with the school district of Janesville to provide 4-year old kindergarten referred as P4J.


2011 - Center received a 5-star rating in YoungStar (Wisconsin Child Care Rating Program).


2014 - Achieved reaccreditation for National Association for the

Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


2016 - Closed the JCDC Little Tree House Infant Center.



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Janesville Community Day Care Center is the first day care center in Janesville, WI that has been serving families that attended as children and now send their children to us.

We've been around for 50 years and have the knowledge required to take care of your children.

Proudly Serving Janesville, WI since 1969


Janesville, WI

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