At the JCC Early Learning Center (ELC) in Brookline/Brighton, your child will have the advantage of teachers who are highly qualified and experienced in the field of early childhood education. They create a warm, nurturing environment for your child to learn and grow.
 
Like our students, our educators are always growing! They take advantage of every opportunity for mentoring and professional training. Many are sought after as early childhood education leaders on a local and national level.

Educators across our four locations share ideas and best practices, so all ELC children benefit.

Indira Herscovici, Assistant Vice President, JCC Early Learning Centers
Indira Herscovici

Meet Our Educational Leaders

Rebecca Wolter-Gustafson
Rebecca Wolter-Gustafson
Director of JCC Early Learning Center

Becca has been with the JCC ELC for twelve years. She began her journey as a preschool teacher and moved into administration in 2014. She has had the role of Administrate Assistant, Office Manager and Assistant Director before becoming the Director in August of 2021. Becca has a strong background in Early Childhood Education and she holds a BS in Philosophy and a minor in Sociology from Northeastern University. She recently completed a three year fellowship with the JCCA Sheva Center Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Professionals, which focuses on early childhood educators who are ready to assume increased responsibilities and leadership in early care and education at the JCCs.

Katie Homer
Assistant Director

Katie has been with the JCC for five years as a preschool teacher. Katie has a BA from College of Wooster, where she majored in English with a minor in Education. She also has a master’s degree from Wheelock College in Child and Family Services. Prior to joining the JCC, Katie spent nine years working at the Devotion School in Brookline. She worked in the school, as well as for the after-school program where she was the assistant director. She has more than 15 years of experience working with families and children. Katie enjoys playing field hockey, running, traveling, volunteering and spending time with family and friends. 

Indira Herscovici
Indira Herscovici
Assistant Vice President, JCC Early Learning Center Operations

Indira joined us as the Director of the JCC ELC, Brookline/Brighton in 1997. She became Supervising Director in 2011 and continued to oversee all phases of school operations at the Brookline/Brighton site, while also assuming responsibility for program quality and content across all ELC locations. In 2014, Indira was promoted to Director, Early Learning Center Operations. In her current role as Assistant Vice President, she oversees operations of all JCC Early Learning Centers.
 
Indira participates in the Greater Boston Director’s Council of Early Childhood Jewish Educators and is an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She holds BA and MS degrees in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and has more than 30 years of experience in the field.

Teacher and child learning

Celebrating Our Teachers

Meet our staff.