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Hingham JCC Early Learning Center

Ages 15 Months to 5 Years

Empowering Your Child to Learn and Grow

At the Hingham JCC Early Learning Center, we believe in the power of child-centered learning with a Jewish foundation.

We’re now enrolling for 2024-2025!

Discover where the fun and learning happens by scheduling an in-person or virtual tour with us. You can reach us by phone, at 781.752.4000, or by email, at hingham-elc@jccgb.org. We’re located at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom, 1112 Main Street, in Hingham.

Our Programs

From 15 months to five years old, we offer complete programs for:

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool 
  • Pre-K 

Year-Round Learning and Fun!

To accommodate busy families, we offer ten month programs, part and full-day, and part and full-week programs, with extended hours available (until 3pm). We also offer school vacation programs!

Summer Program 2024

Our program offers a broad range of carefully designed, age-appropriate activities including: Arts exploration, science, STEM, and so much more! To learn more and register, email hingham-elc@jccgb.org.

Our Philosophy

At the Hingham JCC Early Learning Center, 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.

Our Heritage

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 and nationally certified outdoor classroom allow children to build a love and appreciation of nature while also engaging in play-based learning. With outdoor spaces designed to provide developmentally appropriate play spaces for toddlers and preschool-age children, 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.

Featuring a working garden, water and sand play areas, an abundance of nature, an exploratory rock garden, and unlimited space for children to imagine and create, endless opportunities to discover new things await. They’ll have the opportunity to enhance their:

  • Social emotional skills.
  • Early literacy skills.
  • Science and inquiry skills.
  • Early number sense.
  • Gross and fine motor skills.

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):

  • Music
  • Enrichment Classes
  • 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.

Experienced Educators

Our educators view themselves are lifelong learners, constantly engaging in learning opportunities. The combination of education, experience and passion enriches educators’, children’s and families’ lives.

Our educators seek to create and embrace learning opportunities for personal and professional development, provoke, wonder, nurture curiosity and engage the intellect of the children and their families. They understand that observing and listening to children and families is both skill and art, requiring continuing growth and vigilance.

Our educators are viewed as professionals and are an integral part of the JCC Greater Boston.

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.

If you’re looking for a top-quality preschool where children are active and engaged learners, look to the Hingham JCC Early Learning Center. Join us to find more than a school — join us to find a community. 

Meet the Team

At the Early Learning Center (ELC) in Hingham, 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.

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Jamee Beaudry

Director, Teaching & Learning, JCC Early Learning Centers / Director, Hingham JCC Early Learning Center

Jamee Beaudry Headshot.

Jamee Beaudry

Director, Teaching & Learning, JCC Early Learning Centers / Director, Hingham JCC Early Learning Center

Jamee is an experienced early childhood professional, having joined the Hingham JCC Early Learning Center as director in June 2019, and more broadly, serving as our as director of teaching & learning for all JCC Early Learning Center locations. Jamee has over 20 years of experience prior to joining the JCC, and her diverse background includes such positions as a public school teacher, private tutor, and South Shore YMCA Early Learning Center director.

Jamee holds a bachelor’s in music and communications from Clark University, a master’s in education, with a specialization in literacy, from Lesley University, and a teaching credential in elementary education from Bridgewater State University. She is passionate about supporting young children and their teachers in their journeys to become curious, engaged learners, and enjoys playing an active role in fostering a positive and nurturing learning environment.

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Brittany Proctor

Assistant Director, Hingham JCC Early Learning Center

Brittany joined the leadership team at the Hingham JCC Early Learning Center in 2019, bringing a strong background in child and adolescent psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and extensive experience as a lead toddler teacher at the South Shore YMCA Early Learning Center. Her deep understanding of child development informs her approach, recognizing that the early childhood stage is a crucial time for laying the foundation of a child’s future learning and development. Brittany is dedicated to creating a nurturing and stimulating environment that takes advantage of this critical period when children are most receptive to new experiences, ideas, and information.

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Indira Herscovici

Assistant Vice President, Early Childhood Education

Indira has an extensive background in early childhood. She joined the Brookline/Brighton JCC Early Learning Center in 1997, and assumed the role of supervising director in 2011, where she was responsible for program quality and content across all JCC Early Learning Center locations. In 2014, she was appointed director of early learning center operations, and now serves as assistant vice president of early childhood education at JCC Greater Boston.

Indira actively participates in the Greater Boston Director’s Council of Early Childhood Jewish Educators and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in early childhood education from Lesley University. Her knowledge, experience, and dedication make her an invaluable asset to JCC Greater Boston’s early learning centers.

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