A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the JCC Early Learning Centers (ELCs). Building from a fundamental belief that all boys and girls can learn, contribute and grow, the JCC ELCs nurture children, embrace families, mentor educators, and in every way possible bring out the best in your children and in the communities we serve.
Being regarded as infinitely valuable, equal and utterly unique individuals is a powerful foundation for the learning we do together. From this understanding comes a deep respect for the enormous potential of each person—child, parent and educator—and for our diverse needs. We explore the fullness of living in a multicultural world, while celebrating our heritage through songs, holidays and festivals, blessings, story, dance and exposure to Hebrew language. But there are no expectations or requirements of background, belief or practice in the ELCs; all are welcome.
When you visit a JCC ELC, you will find pleasing spaces and rooms designed to be joyfully inhabited by children. You’ll see children’s work, ideas and learning documented and presented for their further exploration and enjoyment. You can expect caring classroom groups, constant supervision, clear and consistent routines, and respect for your child as an individual.
The JCC encourages parent participation in early learning. The schedule is designed for parent convenience, with full year and school year options available. Most sites offer a full day option, ideal for working parents. Early drop-off and extended day are also available.
More important, being curious about and involved in what happens to children at the ELC is a natural part of the parenting experience. Each child comes with his or her unique family structure, cultural heritage, language and learning ability. Healthy, respectful two-way communication ultimately creates a better experience for the child, parent and educator.
Leventhal-Sidman JCC membership is included with all JCC Early Learning Centers tuition.
JCC Early Learning Centers Locations
JCC Early Learning Centers Curriculum
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families
Preschool Classes and Programs
Jewish values begin at the JCC - Jewish Advocate article January 2013