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After several months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shames JCC is thrilled to return to in-person engagement and help children flourish and grow– with particular care and attention to their health and well-being. This year, children will spend a lot of time outdoors exploring the wonder of the natural world. We will use the environment and the seasons to breathe even more life into our emergent curriculum and commitment to child-led discovery.
You can download our COVID-19 policies and procedures here, and learn about what makes the Shames JCC Early Childhood Center a unique, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate choice for your child below.
At the Shames JCC Early Childhood Center, our experienced educators are dedicated to:
Through play, your child will learn what it means to be a giving, caring and responsible individual and will acquire the physical, intellectual and social skills he or she will need in growing up and maturing. We have an emergent curriculum in each of our age groups that spurs intellectual curiosity and responds to their individuality and interests.
We foster an appreciation of differences in both cultures and personalities while creating a curriculum that includes Jewish life, customs, holidays and values such as “Tikkun Olam,” repairing the world, by giving to those less fortunate. Central to our philosophy is a deep commitment to social-emotional growth and the belief that young children are unique individuals with agency who must play a role in guiding their own learning.
Ann was selected for her deep understanding of early childhood education and curriculum development, capacity to hire, supervise, train and inspire great teachers, and their abiding commitment to raising safe, confident, and curious children.
A school program is as much about creating community with parents as it is about excellent education for children.
We want your child’s and your family’s experience in our Early Childhood Center to be warm and wonderful. This website cannot possibly convey the atmosphere in our programs. Please contact us to hear more about our programs and meet our wonderful staff first-hand.