Empowering Your Child to Learn and Grow
At the Godine JCC Early Learning Center, we believe in the power of child-centered learning with a Jewish foundation.
We're now enrolling for 2023-2024!
- Discover where the fun and learning happens by scheduling an in-person or virtual tour with us. You can reach us by phone, at 617.558.6420, or by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, in Newton.
From six weeks to five years old, we offer complete programs for:
Year-Round Learning and Fun!
To accommodate busy families, we offer ten and twelve month, part and full-day, and part and full-week programs, with extended hours available (until 6pm). We also offer school vacation programs!
At Godine, we focus on being responsive to children's interests, creating meaningful learning experiences for them. Our educational approach is Reggio-inspired — we strive to foster a sense of curiosity in all of our students, while incorporating our rich Jewish culture, traditions, and values. We value co-constructed, child-directed learning, inviting creativity, and freedom.
Our philosophy allows children of all ages and stages of development to explore multiple domains of learning through the lens of their own curiosity.
We celebrate our Jewish heritage daily and help children gain an understanding of Jewish values in a pluralistic and inclusive Jewish environment. Our curriculum features Jewish songs, blessings, Shabbat and holiday celebrations, stories, dance, and exposure to the Hebrew language.
We are proudly Jewish, but our community is open to all — above everything, we celebrate diversity, and teach our students to treat everyone with dignity, kindness, and respect.
Play, Laugh, Climb!
Our state-of-the-art natural playground is designed to provide developmentally appropriate play spaces for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. It features a working garden, water and sand play areas, an abundance of nature, and an exploratory rock garden, all of which encourage children to engage with nature and discover new things.
Children have opportunities to explore their surroundings, engage with each other and with nature, and learn through hands-on experiences in a safe and stimulating environment.
Enriching Your Child's Education
In addition to our core curriculum, we offer your children enriching programs during the school day to keep them engaged (additional costs may apply. Some of these programs allow your children to take advantage of the robust JCC programs and facilities):
- Enrichment Classes
- Wellness Programs
- Discover CATCH (an early childhood program that promotes body awareness, love of physical activity, and healthy eating.)
- ...and More!
Connect to Your Child’s Learning Journey
We understand that entrusting your children to us is a big decision. To help you stay reassured that they are in good hands, we partner with Kaymbu, an app that gives families a personalized look into the classroom through photos, videos, and notes. We send regular classroom updates, including photos and child-specific reports.
With Kaymbu, you can stay connected to your child's educational development and feel more involved in their learning and growth.
Our leadership team is made up of lifelong early childhood educators who have a wealth of experience working with children and developing enriching and engaging curricula.
Our in-house child development specialist is here for you and your family, helping to support your child's learning and developmental needs, assisting your family with transitions, and conducting developmental assessments.
Beyond the Classroom
JCC Early Learning Center families receive a free JCC Greater Boston family membership — a $2,000 value! The JCC provides a plethora of opportunities to connect with a community of families with young children.
We are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) — the highest mark of quality in early childhood education. We also meet or exceed the Department of Early Education and Care guidelines and ratio requirements.
If you're looking for a top-quality preschool where children are active and engaged learners, look to the Godine JCC Early Learning Center. Join us to find more than a school — join us to find a community. Schedule a visit with us today!