Walk into the Godine JCC Early Learning Center (ELC) in Newton, and you’ll see the children playing, moving and having fun. It’s hard not to feel their joy. From infants to preschoolers, ELC kids are active and engaged learners!

It’s comforting to know our daughter is thriving and happy when we’re at work.

JCC ELC parent
Happy toddler

Child-Centered Learning with a Jewish Foundation

Our Center is dedicated to providing children and their families with a rich and nurturing learning environment filled with Jewish values and traditions.

We have the advantage of being located at the JCC Leventhal-Sidman Center, so ELC kids spend lots of time playing and learning outdoors on our beautiful campus. Our new, state-of-the-art playscape incorporates all the wonder of the natural landscape.

As part of the JCC community, ELC families have access to a wide range of activities. These include swim lessons and enrichment classes for children, as well as fitness, arts and cultural opportunities for the entire family. At the JCC, children and parents find opportunities for life-long learning and friendships. 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: Newton




Student: Educator Ratio

Licensing and Accreditation

JCC Membership

What You Need To Know: Details


Contact Us

Godine Early Learning Center
(at the Leventhal-Sidman Center)
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
Fax: 617.244.8290

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


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

Teacher and student using clay

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