Pre-School Programs: General Information

Use the links on the left for more information about our 2’s, 3’s and  4’s preschool programs and to download the application forms.  

Learn more about our preschool – read this testimonial from three families.

Pre-School Term
Thursday, September 10, 2015 – Thursday, June 9, 2016.
Click here to download the updated 2015-2016 School Calendar

Here’s the monthly calendar: click on the monthly calendars below to enlarge.

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Forms and other information are available on the ‘Forms’ link to the left.

The preschool years are the time when children are open to the world and to learning the basis of language, physical skills and social interactions. At the JCC, three, four and five year olds enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium and climbing in our new playground. Families participate in a variety of events, such as the annual Pajama Party, Nursery School Art Show, Holiday Parties and School Visit Day, and are invited to share a Friday Shabbat with their child’s class. Great programs also available for two year olds!

Goals: Promote healthy physical, social and cognitive growth; encourage self-awareness, understanding and confidence; and help youngsters develop a sense of security with adults and peers in a safe, nurturing environment.

Pre-School Staff

Warm, competent, experienced teachers (licensed in Early Childhood Education) and assistant teachers are all supervised by the Director.

Information Sessions and Tours

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 9:30am and Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 9:30am.
Families unable to attend on these dates can make alternative arrangements. Please call (914) 472-3300, x316.

Pre-School Programs Extended Session

Open to new children and those attending the JCC Early Childhood Center, the program is available Tuesday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 22, 9:00am – 1:00pm, or 9:00am – 3:00pm.
For children currently in our 2’s program: Monday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 22, 9:00am – noon.

Early Drop-Off

Early drop-off is available for all children from 8:00am to 9:00am. Daily fee is $10. At 9:00am, we will escort your child to his/her nursery class.

Curbside Drop-Off

Curbside drop-off is available each day between 8:40am and 8:55am in our back parking lot.

Lunch Bunch

Thursday, September 16 2015 – Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Cared for by competent personnel, children eat a kosher-style, nut-free lunch (brought from home), play and have a wonderful time. Lunch Bunch bridges the gap between activities such as school and JCC classes, or it can serve as an extended day. Arrangements can be made for children to be escorted from Lunch Bunch to regularly scheduled JCC classes.
Reservations and payment must be made in advance.
Lunch Bunch follows the Early Childhood Center schedule for holidays, JCC closings and snow days. No refunds/credits issued for missed time.

  • 3’s, 4’s, 5’s: 11:45am-12:45pm Thursday, September 16 – Wednesday, June 8, 2016
  • 3 Day 2’s: 11:15am-12:15pm Wednesday, September 30 – Wednesday, June 8, 2016
  • 2 day 2’s: 11:15am-12:15pm Monday, October 19 – Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Special Activities

Challah Sale – Welcome Shabbat with a fresh Challah

Have a delicious, freshly-baked raisin, plain, sesame or poppyseed challah delivered by the Challah Fairy to the JCC on Friday mornings when Nursery School is in session. Order forms available on the Forms link to the left.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will take place Tuesday, March 22, Wednesday, March 23, and Thursday, March 24.

Meet the Director – Caryn Symons

In addition to 12 years as a teacher of all ages in the Nursery School, Caryn was a Head Counselor at Camp Gadol for four years prior to becoming Summer Camps Director in 2010. She brings  a love of children and her own brand of creativity, enthusiasm and community spirit that will enrich each child’s preschool experience.
Caryn received her Masters Degree in Education from Queens College and was an award winning High School Guidance Counselor before raising her two sons, who are both alumni of the JCC Nursery School and Camp. Contact Caryn at 914-472-3300 x 336 or

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