Just Us Kids Child Development Center (JUK), sponsored by the Department of Justice, opened in May 1992. It is a private non-profit corporation run by a Board of Directors comprised of current JUK parents, Department of Justice employees, the Center’s Director, and others from the community. The Center is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and follows standards set, and is accredited, by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
We believe that when children are away from home, they need a special community where they feel safe and well-cared for. Just Us Kids is dedicated to the developmental philosophy that children learn by doing; and that they prosper when their individual, social, emotional, intellectual and physical developmental needs are recognized and supported.
The Center is designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment that will best ensure that the developmental needs of children are met and that their stay at the Center is both enjoyable and beneficial. We support family relationships and encourage families to become actively involved in Center activities.