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Early Childhood: Preschool Program
Julie Dorfman, MSW, CSW, Early Childhood Director, 472-3300, x412 

Gail Siegel, BS, Assistant, 472-3300, x316,
siegelg@jccmw.org                                                       About the Directors
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   2's Program

  3's & 4's Program

   After School Program

  Lunch Bunch

  Vacation Programs

  Early Childhood Fees

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 Noahís Ark Biblical-theme 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 childís 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.

Nursery School Boutique Event Schedule 2013-2014

Thur. March 13 Gina Gems
Stacey Gemma Fashion
Thur. April 10 Arlene Levy Ė bags
Costume jewelry & some precious & scarves
Stacey Gemma Fashion
Thur. May 8 May 8 Arlene Levy Ė bags
Stacey Gemma Fashion
Thur. June 5 Laura Tainsky
Stacey Gemma Fashion

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

School Term
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Information Sessions and Tours
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9:30am and Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:30am.
Families unable to attend on these dates can make alternative arrangements. Please call (914) 472-3300, x316.

Extended Session
Open to new children and those attending the JCC Early Childhood Center, the program is available Monday, June 16 - Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:00am-1:00pm or 9:00am-3:00pm. For children currently in our 2ís program: Monday, June 16 - Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:00am - noon. Prices to be announced.

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 12 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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.

3ís, 4ís, 5ís: 11:45am-12:45pm Thursday, September 12 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
2 Day 2's: 11:15am-12:15pm Monday, October 1 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
3 Day 2's: 11:15am-12:15pm Tuesday, October 2 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Ongoing: Monday through Friday  
Hourly:   2ís:  $11/hour  
Hourly:   3ís, 4ís, 5ís:  $10 hour  


Class Descriptions & Fees

2's Programs
Download 2's 2014-2015 Enrollment Contract Here

Children are gradually introduced to classroom life through the use of paint, playdough, sand play, collage, stories, music, and a variety of toys designated for large and small motor play. Snacks and outdoor play are part of the daily routine. Socialization skills are emphasized.

Me 2  New!
(17 months by September 2013
Monday, Tuesday
9:00am -10:45am
$3,425 NS13
2 Day 2ís
(2 by December 2013)
Monday, Tuesday
9:00am -11:15am
$4,350 NS01
3 Day 2ís
(2 by December 2013)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00am -11:15am
$5,950 NS02
5 Day 2ís
(2 by December 2013)
Monday - Friday
9:00am -11:15am
$8,450 NS03


3ís & 4ís Programs
Download 3's 2014-2015 Enrollment Contract Here
Download 4's 2014-2015 Enrollment Contract Here

3 & 4 years by December 31, 2013
Children are encouraged to explore and experiment at their own pace. The development of positive self-esteem and independence is fostered in all aspects of the schoolís curriculum. Children engage in a variety of activities Ė music, art, stories, science, cooking, block building and outdoor play. Unique features within the curriculum are Jewish holiday celebrations, swimming sessions and a physical fitness program, using gymnasium equipment to develop motor coordination and control. Full, half, and extended day enrichment programs are offered.

Nursery School for 3's

3 mornings 9:00am -11:45am $6,025 NS04
4 mornings 9:00am -11:45am $7,875 NS05
5 mornings 9:00am -11:45am $8,675 NS06
5 full days 9:00am - 3:00pm $15,125 NS12

Enrichment for 3's
Children stay one to five afternoons in this program offered as a regular school class or as an extended day(s). Enrichment combines each afternoon with free play, outdoor play, art, snack and stories.

1 day 12:45-3:00pm $2,125 NS07
2 days 12:45-3:00pm $3,900 NS08
3 days 12:45-3:00pm $4,750 NS09
Includes lunch coverage
Monday Fun with Food
Tuesday Music
Wednesday Reading Books and Beyond
Thursday Exploring with Science
Friday Friday Fun


Nursery School for 4's

5 mornings 9:00am -11:45am $8,675 NS15
5 full days 9:00am - 3:00pm $15,125 NS16

Enrichments for 4's
Children stay one to five afternoons in this program offered as a regular school class or as an extended day(s). Enrichment combines each afternoon with free play, outdoor play, art, snack and stories.

1 day 12:45-3:00pm $2,125 NS17
2 days 12:45-3:00pm $3,900 NS18
3 days 12:45-3:00pm $4,750 NS19
Includes lunch coverage
Monday Swim
Tuesday World Culture (music, art and more)
Wednesday Learning through Literature
Thursday Learning through Science
Friday Learning with Letters and Numbers

New!  Connect 5s/Transitional Year
(For 4's and young 5's)
Download Connect 5's 2013-2014 Enrollment Contract Here
This exciting curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, problem solving and concept formation within the areas of science, social studies, mathematics and language arts.

5 mornings 9:00am -11:45am $8,675 NS22
5 full days 9:00am - 3:00pm $15,125 NS23

Kids Place:  JCC After-School Fun! 
3-10 years
Let the JCC fill your childís afternoon with friendship, fun and even some homework help! Kidís Place offers after-school games and activities, both indoor and outdoor, and a snack to children ages 3-10. Our warm, nurturing staff will provide children with a safe and loving after-school environment.

Kidís Place is open Monday through Friday, 3:00-6:00pm. If your child takes an after-school class at the JCC and youíd like to take advantage of Kidís Place before and/or after class, weíll be happy to escort your child to and/or from the class.

Kidís Place will begin on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 and will be closed on all JCC Nursery School holidays.

$15/1st hour
$26/day up to 2 hours
$36/day from 3:00-6:00pm

Kidís Place may be paid for on a daily basis, parents may pay in advance for blocks of time, or parents may pay a monthly fee.

Code: Monday AP01M/F
  Tuesday AP02T/F
  Wednesday AP03W/F
  Thursday AP04T/F
  Friday AP05F/F

For information, call 472-3300 x316


Nursery School families can join our fitness and health centers at a special rate! 
See Sports & Fitness Packages for details.

Special Activities 

Challah Sale 
Welcome Shabbat with a fresh Challah.

Have a delicious, freshly-baked raisin, plain, sesame or poppyseed challah from Season's delivered to you at the JCC Friday mornings when Nursery School is in session. Order forms are available at the Early Childhood Office.

Lobby Vendor Days /Book Fair
Check back for 2013-2014 dates!

Passover Candy Sales
Order candy in January for Passover.  Call x316 for information.

Deirdre Altman, MST Lauren Klein
Rose Blank, JD Rosemary Klink
Pam Chirles, BA Joanne Mannarino, MS
Cathy Cirillo Lisa Medin, BA
Pam DeBell Paula Oberman, M.Ed.
Donna DiFalco, BA Penny Randall, CSW, MS
Mina Dollan Sara Sackett
Renata Glab Marjie Seras, BA
Valerie Greenstein, BA Alisa Smith, BFA
Deena Grotto, BS Sharon Spenser, BA
Rita Kanner, MA Caryn Symons, MS
Marcia Kingston, CDA Marlene Tutera, BA
Marlene Langsam, CDA Rhea Williams, MAT

Studio Cycling

Chelsea Amengual, Studio Cycling Director
E-mail: amengualc@jccmw.org

Studio Cycling Schedule January 6 - March 30, 2014
It doesn't take a lot to make a big difference. Whether you are just beginning your exercise program or are a seasoned athlete, everyone benefits from this exciting way to work out. Indoor cycling is a fun way to burn calories, build strength, and improve cardiovascular endurance. Driven by the beat of inspiring music and led by dynamic instructors, the classes are a unique way to meet people and to get yourself into great shape. Join us.

Intro to Cycling - FREE CLASS!  

The kids are back in school, now itís time to think about you!
Indoor Cycling classes will help you loose weight, get in shape and have fun.

Learn all that you need to know to participate in this wonderful cardiovascular sport, then join us for scheduled fitness classes.

Learn how to set up your bike, how to stay comfortable while cycling, proper hand and body positions.  Participate in a warm up, a short "spin", and a cool down/stretch.  Enjoy great music in a fun group setting!


About the Director, Julie Dorfman
Julie Dorfman received her M.S.W. from Adelphi University. She has diverse experience with children of all ages.  In her eight years at the JCC, Julie's affinity for working with children and families has led to the implementation of many successful programs.