Welcome to our Preschool!
The Early Childhood Center’s preschool program serves children ages two through five, staffed with teachers who truly appreciate the early developmental stages of a child’s life. Our classrooms are designed to include a balance of structured and unstructured activities, including free play, circle time, snack, gross motor play, and story time. Encouraging their natural curiosity, classrooms facilitate hands-on experiential learning, honing children’s fine motor skills and encouraging their natural curiosity. Children enjoy daily music, art, and movement activities, as well as opportunities to work in small groups as we encourage emerging literacy and numeracy.
Our Preschool at a Glance
● Small class sizes
● Indoor play space and class trips to the park
● Emphasis on social emotional growth
● Jewish life incorporated into holiday celebrations and Shabbat rituals every week
● Weekly music class with Music Specialist Joanie Leeds
● Strong exmissions program to help guide your family’s Kindergarten decisions
Preschool 2’s at a Glance
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
3’s to Pre-K at a Glance
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday dismissal is at 1:00 pm.
It takes a community.
Our vibrant community here in Tribeca bring together educators, staff, and families for special moments. We keep Jewish tradition alive by creating spaces where children and their families can connect to their faith and culture.
Connections to Family
● Class Coffee with ECC Director Rachel Mintz
● Family visits for Shabbat celebrations in class
● Community events for young learners and their families such as Tot Shabbat and holiday celebrations
Learn & grow with us!
Preschool and Pre-K programs serve children 2 to 5.5 years, as of September 1 of the year they begin the program. The best way to learn more about our preschool is to contact us. We welcome calls and love to share information about our spectacular program and what makes JCP unique. Our graduates attend ongoing public, independent, and Jewish schools. See our list of recent Kindergarten acceptances.
Our Parents Association (PA) plays an active role in supporting both the life of the classroom and the community. The PA, including the Class Parents, facilitates family participation in the classroom, and supports teachers in organizing classroom visits, field trips, and in class family celebrations. Additionally, the PA shows appreciation for our dedicated teaching staff, organizes parent get-togethers outside of school, and facilitates family gatherings throughout the year.