Walk into our JCC Early Learning Center (ELC) at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom in Hingham, and you will see the children playing, moving and having fun. It’s hard not to feel their joy. From toddlers to preschoolers, ELC kids are active and engaged learners!

We’re thrilled our daughter is thriving and happy at school.

JCC ELC parent
Happy child

Child-Centered Learning with a Jewish Foundation

Our curriculum encourages children to be actively engaged in their learning experience. Jewish values and traditions are an integral part of our program.

Recently voted Hingham’s number one preschool in the Readers’ Choice Awards, the JCC Early Center at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom is a centrally located school for children ages 15 months to 5 years.

We are housed in an inspiring, modern facility with sunlit classrooms and a spacious, on-site playground. Our diverse school community welcomes families of all faiths. Become part of our vibrant ELC community!

A Peak Inside: JCC Early Learning Centers

Children reading

Warm Welcoming Community

Teacher and children

Child-Directed Learning

Teacher and child learning

Celebrating Our Teachers

At a Glance: Hingham




Student: Educator Ratio

Licensing and Accreditation

JCC Membership

What You Need To Know: Details


Contact Us

1112 Main Street
(at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom)
Hingham, MA 02043
Fax: 617.762.3577

We invite you to experience all the fun and learning that goes on in our classrooms. Visit us to see if the JCC ELC is right for your family.


Our options give families the flexibility they need. You can choose from full week or part week, early drop-off and extended day.

Child reading

Visit us to see if the JCC ELC is right for your family.