Welcome Future Families!

We look forward to getting to know you, guiding you through the admissions process, and introducing you to all that JCP has to offer your family.

Join our preschool for the 2025-2026 school year!

Come see our school in-person and get to know our preschool philosophy and curriculum, meet staff and teachers, and visit our classrooms! Apply here to join our Open House dates:

Monday, October 21, 9:30-11:00am

Monday, November 4, 9:30-11:00am

Monday, November 18, 9:30-11:00am

Monday, December 2, 9:30-11:00am

Email Marisa to join our 2024-2025 school year.

JCP’s Early Childhood Center is recognized as a high quality, comprehensive program that successfully engages children in the learning process while also paying mind to the value of integrating Jewish identity and culture into our classrooms.

At JCP, we know the value of creative expression, play, and community. That’s why all year long, our events and celebrations for toddlers and infants keep them connected to their ever-growing Jewish community. With classes such as Babies and Blessings and Tot Shabbat services where children sing and dance, the Early Childhood Center holds space for our learners to explore new ideas every day. Come see what makes us unique!



For children 21 months to 2.2 years

3 days a week Sept-Dec, then 5 days Jan-May

Preschool 2’s


For children over 2 years

5 days a week

3’s to Pre-K


For children ages 3, 4, or 5 years

5 days a week

Eligibility: Find the perfect perfect program based on your child’s age as of September 1 of the year they will begin.

Financial Aid: JCP strives to address barriers from participation. Please join us in conversation about the particular type of support from which your child or family could benefit.

Exmissions / Transition to Kindergarten

Through our personalized exmissions process, we work with families to set their children up for success at both public and private schools after JCP. Our small graduating class size allows for individual attention when discussing your options and completing school reports to properly capture each child’s unique strengths and personality.

With some of the best public schools in the city right here in our neighborhood, parents may choose to continue the sense of community locally. Other families may choose to apply to private schools.

We stay in touch with many alumni families to hear feedback and ensure we prepare our children well for the demands of elementary school. In the past two years, children have been admitted to the following schools:

The Allen Stevenson School

Avenues: The World School

Berkeley Carroll School

The Brearley School

Brooklyn Friends School

The Chapin School

City and Country School

Collegiate School

Columbia Grammar Preparatory School

The Dalton School

Dwight-Englewood School

Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Friends Seminary

Grace Church School

Horace Mann School

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI)

The Packer Collegiate Institute

PS 89

PS 234

PS 340

Riverdale Country School

Rodeph Sholom School

Spruce Street School

The Spence School

Trinity School

Village Community School