The JCC ELC is a state of the art, secure, controlled-access childcare facility that recognizes the distinctive needs of working parents and their children. At the JCC, we are focused on keeping your child happy, engaged and safe. Our programs place children in classrooms by age group to provide a warm and supportive environment and the very best individualized care. While our curriculum is driven by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, confidence and responsibility, we warmly welcome children of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Our caregivers and teachers are experienced, nurturing child development professionals who focus on providing age-appropriate programs and activities to help your child discover, learn and grow. In addition to academic and social development, your child will benefit from weekly swimming instruction in the pool, gym time led by a recreational specialist and plenty of fresh air and physical activity.

The JCC ELC offers reasonable rates and flexible scheduling, including full and part time availability. We are conveniently located just blocks away from Scranton city center, the University of Scranton, area hospitals, Lackawanna College and Commonwealth Medical College.

  • The JCC welcomes CCIS participating families
  • Separate, bright, sunny classrooms for each age group
  • Our tenured and educated staff holds a commitment to education and helping to develop young children
  • AGES

    Children Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old


    Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
    52 weeks a year


Tuition Weekly Member Weekly Daily Member Daily
Infant:  6 wks – 13 mo $185 $170 $40 $ 37
Toddler I:  13 mo – 25 mo $185 $170 $40 $ 37
Toddler II:  25 mo – 3 yrs $175 $160 $39 $ 36
Pre-K : 3 – 5 yrs $165 $150 $38 $ 35
  • Daily Fees:  3 day minimum for enrollment
  • There is no charge for child care on dates the JCC is closed (National & Jewish holidays)


Tricia KunzHead Infant Teacher & Assistant Director
Tricia has been with the JCC Scranton since September 1990. Her love and compassion for children shines each day in our infant program. Tricia holds a Child Development Associate, and is also pediatric first aid certified, and has lifeguard certification. When she is not in the Early Learning Center she enjoys teaching the JCC’s Parent & Child Swim class.

Gabrielle TimmsHead Toddler 1 Teacher
Gabrielle has been with the JCC Early Learning Center since February 2013. She began her journey as a floater, in all classrooms, while she was in school. In October 2015 she was promoted to Head Teacher. Gabrielle comes to us to much knowledge in the Early Learning Field, and is a perfect fit for our 3 year olds!

Shanon BembeneckHead Toddler 1 Teacher
Shanon started in the Early Learning Center in April of 2017. Her love for teaching, and caring for children shines each day in our 1 year old classroom. Shanon has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and comes to us with over 10 years of experience working with young children in the preschool/child care setting.

Beth StrausserHead Toddler 2 Teacher
Beth began teaching at the Early Learning Center in October 2016. She began as an assistant in the toddler 2 program, and in August of 2017 was promoted to the position of head teacher. Beth holds an associate’s degree, and has experience working with young children in a child care setting.
Amanda StoltenHead Pre-k 3 Teacher
Amanda began with the Early Learning Center in September 2017. Amanda came to the JCC with a variety of skills, and experience working with preschool age children. She holds a bachelor’s degree and is a wonderful fit for our 3 year olds!

Kim SchlesserHead Pre-k 4 Teacher
Kim began working at the JCC Scranton in 2008. She has worked in every age group since that time. She found her “home” with the 3&4 year old children in October 2015. Kim holds a Child Development Associate, and is also furthering her education and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Keystone College.


Early Learning Center

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