Early Childhood Center

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The JCP Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a school at the heart of an innovative downtown community. Our programs emphasize joyful Jewish experiences and values, and a connection to community, in a safe and fun learning environment. At the ECC, we value and respect children’s natural ways of discovering and making sense of the world, scaffolding their growth and extending their curiosity through active exploration. We appreciate the unique qualities that each child brings to the classroom and seek to foster both individual confidence and a lifelong appreciation for community.

Early Learning: Infants & Toddlers

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Preschool: Two’s to Five’s

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After School Enrichment

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General Programs

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Our Educational Philosophy

Children benefit from flexibility within structure; we want children to have the freedom to experiment and investigate, while at the same time feeling the security of appropriate boundaries. We work hand-in-hand with parents to form partnerships of trust and establish consistency between home and school, understanding that supporting the family is essential to supporting the child. Read More


The JCP Early Childhood Center (ECC) provides children and families opportunities to explore Jewish culture and deepen their sense of individual identity. The program emphasizes a child-centered approach to learning about Jewish culture, fostering engagement with both the similarities and differences of belief and practice each child brings to the classroom. Through meaningful, developmentally appropriate experiences, children build a sense of their own identity and an appreciation for community and diversity.

The ECC is recognized as a high quality, comprehensive program that successfully engages children in the learning process. Our exceedingly experienced, professional staff and specialist team provide a nurturing environment.

Through a skills-based and process-oriented framework, our integrated curriculum incorporates Jewish values and celebrates each child’s uniqueness. Our program and personalized ongoing school guidance sets our children up for their best future.

Contact our Admissions Director to learn more.

“JCP is fortunate to benefit from a talented team of educators and administrators who bring years of experience in early childhood education to our school.” 

— Rachel Mintz
Director, Early Childhood Center