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Jane Emmer, Early Childhood Center director, has been an educator for over 25 years. Jane holds both a Bachelors and a Masters in Education. Prior to accepting the position as director of our ECC, Jane founded and directed South Salem Enrichment, where she still runs a private tutoring program and college counseling business.  Jane sat on the Board of the URJ camps Eisner and Crane Lake. She currently lives in South Salem and New York City with her husband, Stu.    She has been an active member of the JFC community for 20 years. Jane has two sons, Andrew and Matthew, and a step-daughter, Miranda.  

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Our Philosophy:

We believe that children deserve early childhood experiences that develop their multi-faceted potential and increase their love of learning. Mutual respect between teachers, children and families are hallmarks of our school.

Teachers build on the perceptual and cognitive powers of children. Experiences are provided that meet children's needs and stimulate learning in all developmental areas: physical, social, emotional and intellectual.

Each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth and development. Different levels of ability, development and learning styles are expected, accepted and used to design appropriate activities.

Our nurturing environment is a great way to start your child's school experience.
Classes available for 2, 3, & 4-Year-Olds and Creation Station - a program for Parent/Caregiver and Child

For registration information and tours of our Center,

call: Jane Emmer, Director

914-763-3028 Ext. 15

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Our Families


Strong and on-going parent/teacher communication is one of the keys to our success at ECC. Teachers have daily contact with parents at drop-off and pick –up and parents may request a meeting with teachers whenever necessary. The school communicates daily with families through an interactive website where families can see pictures and read about the day's activities.

An active parent/staff run Early Childhood Committee meets regularly to plan activities, celebrations and discuss topics/policies that impact the ECC.

Class parents play an active role in communicating with other parents to plan events, reach out to
families during life-cycle events, and organize activities outside of school.

For registration information and tours of our Center,

call: Jane Emmer, Director

914-763-3028 Ext. 15

Class Offerings

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Terrific 2's

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (or two days)
9:15 am – 12:00 pm


Thriving 3's 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:15 am – 12:00 pm


Fantastic 4's 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:15 am – 12:00 pm


Additional Programs

Parent-run Lunch Bunch for 3's and 4's, 12 – 1 pm
A variety of activities to choose from including, Tae Kwan Do, Music, Art,
Cooking, Yoga

After-school Enrichment for 4's, 12 – 2:30 pm available on alternating
days,

Practically Pre-School 12 mo- 2 years Friday Mornings

Summer Camp for 2's, 3's and 4's, and Pre-K 6 Weeks, July-Aug, 9:30 am –
12:15 pm

For registration information and tours of our Center,

call: Jane Emmer, Director

914-763-3028 Ext. 15

 

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