Each morning during the school year, the driveway in front of the building at the Jewish Family Congregation Campus is buzzing with cars, purposeful parents, eager toddlers and happy faces ― everyone looking forward to another exciting and productive morning of learning, sharing, and growing with peers. This is the start of another school year at the JFC Early Childhood Center program, a preschool that has served young children for more than 15 years.
Children who attend the JFC encounter a quality developmental preschool program, engaging teachers and parents in developing the skills, values, and attitudes that help children grow to their fullest potential. The school promises a sense of community based on respect for others, cultivating a connection to Jewish values and tradition as well as welcoming families from all backgrounds.
The success of our school is attributed to the school's teachers and staff. Our teachers and staff really care about each child and take seriously the trust that parents have placed in us.. Just as their students do, the Preschool teachers are also continually learning. The Preschool faculty is characterized by stability and dedication. Most of the teachers have been with the school for more than five years, with some 15-year veterans on staff. Teachers participate enthusiastically in strengthening the school's educational experiences.'
The ECC is a developmental program with a play-based curriculum. We believe that play is the work of children. Through play, children explore the world and form connections and relationships between people and objects in their environment. These connections and relationships are the basis of more formal education and learning in the future.
This year we will introduce a weekly "community Shabbat". We will welcome young families to join us to sing and nosh on Friday mornings (11:30-12:00 pm).Rabbi Burstein will lead us in a Shabbat sing a long and we will offer a snack for all. Please check our calendar for more information.
The goal of the JFC ECC is to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for all our preschool children while recognizing and appreciating their individuality.
Parents interested in learning more about the preschool are encouraged to view our website and/or contact Jane Emmer at 914-763-3028 x 15.