Boone County Community Trust has been a valued community member for the children and families served at JEC. Meg Bartlett (past Executive Director)
The mission of Johnston Early Learning Center (JEC) is to provide high quality, affordable care and education programs based on the needs of our community. Regardless of family income children from 6 weeks to kindergarten entry are provided childcare and educational programing designed for school readiness while meeting the needs of the community enabling parents to work.
Boone County Community Trust has been a valued community member since 1976 (when JEC was Columbia Nursery Schools) for the children and families served at JEC. The investment into the educational potential of the children is an investment that will be realized across the coming generations of Columbia’s population. Boone County Community Trust has provided over $120,000 into the lives of Columbia’s children and families. These donations have allowed JEC to replace roofs, create new playgrounds, update the HVAC systems, and purchased musical and science equipment. This help raised the quality of our school buildings to an optimal, successful learning environment.