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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

JCC Early Learning Centers


The JCC Early Learning Centers (ELCs) early childhood learning principles, called Sheva, recognize the uniqueness of each child and each family, encourages meaningful play and incorporates Jewish values into everything we do.

We see children as strong and capable learners

Children are capable learners and your child's interests and discoveries drive the classroom experience. JCC educators integrate and encourage in-depth learning and support the "whole child" - including social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth and development.

We value our teachers as professionals

JCC educators faciliate learning and value your child's ideas and feelings. They construct knowledge along with children in a play-based environment. Our teachers and directors take advantage of every opportunity for mentoring and training, and many are sought after as leaders on a local and national level.

We welcome your family into the classroom and our community

Parents are our partners and we strive to meet your needs as well as those of your child. We recognize that each family brings a unique perspective to the classroom and we welcome parents' active participation in our program.

We explore Jewish values and traditions with joy

We joyfully explore Jewish values and traditions and you and your family will feel welcomed and embraced. With the support of the ELC Jewish Educator, 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. There are no expectations or requirements of background, belief or practice in the ELCs; all are welcome.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC membership is included with all JCC Early Learning Centers tuition.

JCC Early Learning Centers Locations
JCC Early Learning Centers Curriculum
JCC Early Learning Centers Brochure

Of interest

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