dress up fun prek (2)At the JCC Pre-School we view each child as unique, with an individual growth and developmental pattern. Different levels of ability and learning styles are expected, accepted and used to design age appropriate activities. Our goal is to meet each child’s needs and stimulate learning in all developmental areas:

  • preschoolSocial– give and take in a group environment.
  • Intellectual—cognitive and language skills
  • Emotional—developing a positive self-image
  • Spiritual—foster awareness and respect for all religions and for Judaism through Sabbath and holiday celebrations
  • Physical—large, small and perceptual motor skills

Our developmentally based curriculum supports and encourages a young child’s natural way of learning, while fostering an understanding of basic concepts on which future learning depends. Weekly gym classes and swimming are also part of the overall program.

Our Pre-School Assets:
A developmentally based, two-year, multi-age pre-school program which is play centered. Play is considered to be a central focus in the development of young children. College-educated, experienced early learning educators who love children, their warm concern will come through as they provide feedback about your child’s progress.

Our Pre-School Class Schedule (3 – 5 Year Olds):
Mornings: 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
If Wellness and Enrichment Classes are Attended: 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.(except Thursday 1:30 p.m.)

3 days $745/semester $675/semester
4 days $860/semester $760/semester
5 days $970/semester $840/semester
JCC PRE-SCHOOL FEES with daily attendance at Wellness and Enrichment Classes
3 days
$1,085/semester $945/semester
4 days
$1,300/semester $1,130/semester
5 days
$1,500/semester $1,300/semester

Drop-ins are available (space permitting, must reserve spot 24 hours in advance)
PRE-SCHOOL (9:00am – 11:45am): $15.00
CHILDREN’S WELLNESS & ENRICHMENT CLASSES (12:00pm-1:00pm, until 1:30pm on Thursdays): $12 per class

Optional Lunch Plus Enrichment Classes
“LUNCH PLUS” Enrichment Classes (1 to 5 day enrollment available)

Mondays: FUN FITNESS Children will engage in a fun gym class, led by our Youth Director, Tim Frank. These classes are held in our gymnasium and will help each child foster their large motor skills while learning about teamwork.

484964_546266782074227_1763988566_nTuesdays: MIX IT UP This is a hands-on cooking class that will introduce children to the pleasures of preparing and enjoying food that is both nutritious and delicious. Children will learn basic cooking skills, like pouring, mixing, measuring, and following a recipe.

Wednesdays: ARTS & CRAFTS Our art class encourages children to be inspired and creative through different forms of art, and mediums.  Children will engage in different projects that are designed to introduce basic art skills while building self-esteem, courage, and creativity!”

CoachLittleThursdays: BASKETBALL BY COACH HERM LITTLE Coach Herman Little will lead the class in a fun and exciting basketball class! They will learn the importance of sportsmanship, and teamwork while learning basic basketball skills. Runs until 1:30 pm

Fridays: KIDDY KINETICS/ARTS & CRAFTS Children will enjoy time in our little gym, promoting growth of large motor skills.

All sessions
FEES: $135 per semester
MEMBER DISCOUNT FEES: $125 per semester

Discounts available for Child Care enrollees who also come to Pre-school. Check out Child Care at the JCC.

Visit our Pre-School for a tour, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm or contact Ashley Woodruff, Early Learning Director, (570) 346-6595 x120.