The Bernice & Ira Waldbaum Family Children’s Center–Early Childhood Center provides programs and services for young children from birth through age five and their families. Our programs are designed to support children’s unique personalities, learning styles and developmental patterns while they engage with and learn to appreciate others. Our nursery school has been awarded the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.
Our nursery and camp programs allows children explore their world, experiment, stretch and grow in an award-winning environment, which highlights developmentally appropriate education with an emphasis on our Jewish heritage and values.
The Early Childhood Center can now provide all of your needs for speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other related services as required by CPSE. We are contracted by Nassau County Department of Health.
Ages: 6 months–6 years
Hours of Operation:
Please call for a reservation at the Early Childhood Center, 516-484-1545, ext. 111, Monday through Friday. On Sunday, call the Fitness Welcome Desk at ext. 139. Space is limited by the age of the child. Payment must be made at the Early Childhood Center prior to picking up your child Monday through Friday. On Sunday, payment should be made at the Fitness Welcome Desk.
Fee $3 per hour, per child
INFANT AND TODDLER DAYCARE AT OUR BROOKVILLE CAMPUS
Our beautiful new daycare facility is home to an exclusive early childcare program for children ages 3-24 months. Our highly-skilled staff focuses on enriching young children’s lives through play and exploration in a safe, nurturing environment. For more information, click here.
A premier pre-nursery program for children ages 2–3, featuring developmentally appropriate education in a nurturing environment, with an emphasis on Jewish culture and values and exceptional attention to each child’s needs. The JCC’s Gladstone Pre-Nursery School is widely considered one of the finest on Long Island’s North Shore.
Not Quite Two – Partners in Play
Ages: born between December 2011–February 2012
A year-long class that meets twice weekly. The first semester is a Mommy and Me program. The second semester the process of separation begins.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00–11:30am
Ages: Two years old by December 1, 2013
A year-long class. A variety of schedules are offered: three days per week or five days per week, half day or full day.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30am–12:00pm
Our North Shore families rely on us to provide a superior experience for young children ages three and four. We provide developmentally appropriate education in a stimulating environment, with an emphasis on Jewish culture and values and exceptional attention to each child’s needs.
Three years old by December 1, 2013
Four years old by December 1, 2013
One-way and part weeks available.
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS AFTER NURSERY SCHOOL
Nursery school may be over for the day, but the fun has just begun!
To register, click here.
Come Play with Us
Build new friendships for you and your baby.
Join us for NY’s hottest music program. Class features four live musicians who sing, play guitar, piano and drums. Little Maestros takes children on a fantastic musical journey each week.
Music for Aardvarks
An exciting, interactive music extravaganza for children ages 6 months–3 years and their grown-ups!
Fun for Us
This class is a fun introduction to the classroom setting. Enjoy music, art, story and most importantly socialization.
Enjoy arts ‘n’ crafts, stories and playtime. Have a light bagel breakfast.
Music together with a Shabbat spin! Songs, stories and hands-on activities for the very youngest and a caregiver related to the themes of Shabbat.
Twoosy Doodlers with Abrakadoodle
An interactive art program for mommies and toddlers.
Learn about great artists and their artistic styles, then create your own masterpiece to take home.
Learn computer terminology and usage while working on laptop computers. Using a variety of exciting software, develop self-confidence by using the computer as a learning tool.
Everything Old is New Again
Enjoy the lost art of handicrafts.
Games Kids Play
Everyone’s a winner but sometimes you lose. Learn to be the best possible winner. Build new friendships and learn to accept everyone’s differences. Due to the nature of this class, space is limited.
In preparation to go on the PGA Tour, learn the beginning skills of golf.
Prepare a variety of traditional and international recipes. Fees include cooking supplies and ingredients.
All sessions include hands-on instruction for children focusing on agility, quickness, power and running mechanics for developing core strength and increasing speed, balance and reaction time.
Learn basic tumbling skills while improving strength, balance and coordination. Children use spring boards, floor beams and uneven bars.
Hands-on experiments introduce concepts of electricity, chemistry and biology.
Mini Mighty Kickers (Soccer)
Children become more fit and develop future fitness habits. They learn what it takes to be in shape. They develop endurance from constantly running and muscles from training workouts. This program instills work ethic into its players.
Mini Olympic Stars
Obstacle courses are an excellent form of physical exercise. They require both physical and mental prowess to overcome the obstacles and the children learn to develop good team work skills. Children learn to evaluate and overcome problems and boost confidence.
Rubber Puckies (Hockey)
Learn the social skills, patience, discipline and team work that hockey demands. This teaches kids to develop the social skills to win the game.
Stunts & Tumbling
Children learn tumbling while improving balance and coordination. Floor mats, spring boards and balance beams are used.
Learn to swim in the JCC pool.
Tae Kwon Do
Learn the art of Tae Kwon Do with Ray and Maggie Messina.
Designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size.
A whole body practice that benefits both body and mind.
Emphasis on bubble blowing, floating and lots of cuddles and fun!
The focus is on becoming comfortable in the water. Basic floating, kicking and aquatic safety is taught.
Floating, gliding and breathing basics are taught.
The World is a Stage
Every day we will take a different adventure sometimes through a fairy tale forest or maybe through galaxies far away. We will learn about costumes and props and how to use our emotions to portray different characters while on our adventures.
Becker Dance Center Inc. –Tapping
Learn an art form where dancers get to make music with their feet
Becker Dance Center Inc. – Ballet
Learn a soft dance from that involves strenuous technique, which is the foundation for many other dance forms.
Blocks, K’nex, Legos…you are limited only by your imagination!
Learn the fundamental skills that are used in a variety of sports.
Rock n Tots
This class introduces children to music in an interactive setting using a multi-sensory approach. All classes are designed with attention to the National Content and Achievement Standards for pre-k music education.
MOMMY AND ME
The Fun Continues
The fun does continue…more playtime, stories, art, snack and socialization.
Play in the barn and do some crafts all under the supervision of an Early Childhood professional.
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS AT BERNICE JACOBSON DAY SCHOOL & CAMP
The following activities take place at Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp in Brookville. For more activities in this location, click here.
CHILD CARE BEFORE AND AFTER NURSERY SCHOOL AT SID JACOBSON JCC
Ages: 2–4 years
A 10-month program of care before and after nursery school at Sid Jacobson JCC.
Before Care – 5 mornings – from 8:00am until class begins (Breakfast served until 8:30am)
After Care – after Nursery School (includes Enrichments for three and four year-olds) until 4:00pm; 5:00pm or 6:00pm
Click here for information about Infant & Toddler Daycare at Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp
Parents are the JCC's most important resource and are encouraged to contribute their many skills and talents to enrich our programs and their child. Some of the fundraising activities sponsored by the Parent's Association include the Holiday Boutique and Tu B'Shevat plant sale. You can contact the Parent's Association by leaving a message at ext. 111.
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Emerging community leaders hold a place of great importance at the JCC. From high level training and event planning for couples and families to philanthropy, our newest leaders are building friendships and Jewish community now and for the future. New to the community or the JCC? Ready to get more involved? For more information, contact Susan Banco, Associate Executive Director at 516-484-1545, ext. 136, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Has the class you wanted already started? In many cases, you can still register and pay a pro-rated fee! Keep an eye out for updated classes, as we often add new programs to accommodate the demand.
If you have a special needs child, click here.
Gale Kaplan, Assistant Executive Director of Children's Programs, 516-484-1545, ext. 126, email@example.com
Allison Okun, Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services, 516-484-1545, ext. 194, firstname.lastname@example.org