Preschool - for 2 - 5 year olds
Our comprehensive preschool learning program is designed to allow children to flourish as they interact with both the physical and social environments. Research has shown that children’s learning is optimal when they are engaged in meaningful experiences that are relevant to them. The nurturing learning environment in their preschool classrooms will be rich with opportunities to interact with the environment and our preschool classrooms are warm and welcoming. Rooms are stocked with open-ended and natural materials. Children will enjoy learning about the world around them as well as about our Jewish heritage. Our curriculum provides experiences that are rich and developmentally appropriate, responding to the interests and creativity of both the staff and children.
Activities enriching the classroom experiences include sessions with our specialists in swimming, physical education, music, art, and movement.
In an effort to bridge the experiences between the children’s home and school life, we strive to nurture positive parent relationships. We encourage parental participation in our classroom activities, as well as involvement in our very active Parent Committee.
Registration for the 2013-14 school year is open.
The comprehensive learning program of the JCC is moving beyond our walls in Scotch Plains to create a small, intimate 2s program at Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim in Cranford.
At Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, your child can thrive in the warm creative learning environment for which the JCC is known. Plus we will offer early and late stay care options! And for working parents, there's commuting convenience as Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim is within walking distance from the Cranford train station and bus stop and just minutes away from the Garden State Parkway. Parents who use mass transit may park in the synagogue lot all day while their child is in school.
Your JCC membership gives you access to this great new JCC preschool option, and lets you enjoy all that the JCC offers such as our state-of-the-art Fitness Center, indoor and outdoor pools, Camp Yachad, a full slate of innovative programming and so much more!
Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim
2s Program Options:
Half Day: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Full Day: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (includes time for lunch)
Early Care: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Afternoon Care: 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Click here to learn about our new Especially for Parents series