PRE-SCHOOL at the JCC

The JCC ELC provides a well-rounded two-year, multi-age pre-school program designed to build your child’s self-confidence, encourage friendships and explore new concepts. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum which is influenced by Jewish heritage and implemented by our experienced, highly trained and nurturing teachers, seeks to maximize the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual development of each individual child. 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 experienced teachers encourage pre-schoolers to question and discover to ensure that they have joyful, appropriate, and meaningful learning experiences that lead to success in school and in life. Throughout the week your child has the opportunity to explore with the play materials in the classroom, engage in teacher initiated, developmentally appropriate curriculum, swimming instruction in our pool, music, art and gym time led by our recreational specialist.

  • AGES

    Children Ages 3-5 years

  • HOURS

    Pre-school Hours:  
    Monday-Friday(3 – 4 – 5 Day Options)
    9:00am – 11:45am

    Pre-School + Wellness & Enrichment Classes:  
    Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday |Friday
    Classes 9:00am – 1:00pm

    Thursday
    Classes: 9:00am – 1:30pm

Children’s Wellness Enrichment Class Schedule

Ages 3-5
Semester 1: September- Mid-January | Semester 2: Mid-January-Early June
Daily 12:00-1:00 (exception 1:30 on Thursday)
In each class, children will enjoy a packed lunch from home followed by the special activity of the day.

  • Mondays

    FUN FITNESS – Led by our Youth Director, Tim Frank, our Fun Fitness class is held in our gymnasium and focuses on helping children develop large motor skills and learn about teamwork.

  • Tuesdays

    MIX IT UP – Children learn basic cooking skills, like pouring, mixing, measuring and following a recipe in this hands-on cooking class that introduces them to the joy of preparing foods that are both nutritious and delicious.

  • Wednesdays

    ARTS & CRAFTS – Our art class encourages children to be inspired and creative through different art mediums. Our various projects are designed to introduce children to basic art skills and build self-esteem, courage and creativity.

  • Thursdays (until 1:30pm)

    BASKETBALL – Coach Herman Little teaches basic basketball skills and the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork.

  • Fridays

    KIDDY KINETICS/ARTS & CRAFTS – Held in our Little Gym, children channel their boundless energy while fine-tuning large motor skills in a structured environment.

JCC Pre-School Tuition

  • Semester rates are based on two semesters in the year, September – January and January – June. Payments MUST be made in full by the first day of each semester.
  • Monthly rates are based on making a monthly payment September – May (9 payments).  Each payment is due o the 1st of the month. If payment is not received, a lapse in enrollment could occur.

PRESCHOOL

# Days Semester Rates Semester Member Rates Monthly Rates Monthly Member Rates
3 $745 $675 $170 $155
4 $860 $760 $195 $180
5 $ 970 $840 $220 $205

 

PRESCHOOL PLUS 

# Days Semester Rates Semester Member Rates Monthly Rates Monthly Member Rates
3 $1185 $1045 $275 $235
4 $1400 $1230 $320 $285
5 $1600 $1400 $365 $325

WELLNESS & ENRICHMENT

Semester Rate: $135 Semester Member Rate: $125
Health & Wellness (12-1:30pm)  $12/session

DROP IN RATES

 Pre-school Only (9am – 12pm)   $25/day
Health & Wellness (12-1:30pm) $15/session
Pres-school Plus (9am – 3pm)  $35/day

PRE-SCHOOL STAFF

Jessica SmithLead Teacher
Jessica Smith joins our JCC Early Learning family as the lead pre-school teacher. Prior to working for the JCC, Jess worked in the Early Learning field for seven years as a preschool teacher at a different location. Jess holds a bachelor degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, as well as a PA teaching certificate.

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