Jones Early Childhood Development Center

Project Case Study
The Jones Early Childhood Development Center serves as a flagship early childhood development center for uniting child development education for the Emporia community in a facility specifically designed for early development. This facility provides an efficient approach for families, serving as a place of learning and connection offering students the greatest opportunity for future success.


Emporia Public Schools USD 253


Collaborative Delivery


Emporia, KS

Client Testimonial

Hear it for yourself

“McCownGordon understands that school districts are the lifeblood of communities and are sensitive to ensuring that the community receives what they were promised in the bond election, even if or when that means changes in scope because of the current economy.  Our project manager provides monthly Board of Education presentations that highlight the positives that are happening while sharing any changes that need to be addressed. I highly recommend McCownGordon for any project your district is considering and would be happy to provide additional information to help you make this important decision.”

Dr. Allison Anderson-Harder | Superintendent at Emporia Schools

The new, 50,000 SF facility features expanded classrooms and learning environments, hallway commons, a library, in-house community resource space, student health suite, food pantry, indoor activity areas and an inclusive playground.

During the project, the client decided they wanted a completely new playground instead of relocating existing equipment from another school. The McCownGordon team was able to easily shift their plans to deliver successful results, a testament to the team’s valued flexibility and partnership approach.

Building Relationships

In the Community

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and USD 253 Board President Art Gutierrez cut the ribbon on the new Jones Early Childhood Development Center with the help of the students and McCownGordon Construction team.