Preschool Program Options
Half-Day Preschool | 10-Month Program
Age 2-4 years. Class meets Monday through Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first week of September through the second week of June. A three-day-a-week option is offered for 2-year-olds. Additional child-care options are available, including drop-off at 7:30 a.m. and extended day options until 4 p.m. or 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Full-Day Preschool | 10-Month Program
Age 2-4 years. Class meets daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first week of September through the second week of June. For children who turn 2 between September 1 and December 31, 2016, there is a Transition Twos program, a five-morning program that allows children to begin preschool the day they turn 2 years old. Children who participate in the Transition Twos program are required to enroll in the 2-year-old program for the 2017-2018 school year.
Full-Day Preschool | 12-Month Program
Age 2-4 years. Class meets daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. year-round. For children who turn 2 between September 1 and December 31, 2016, there is a Transition Twos program, a five-morning program that allows children to begin preschool the day they turn 2 years old. Children who participate in the Transition Twos program are required to enroll in the 2-year-old program for the 2017-2018 school year. During the summer months, instructional swim is offered in the 3- and 4-year-old program.
Children in the 10-month program are invited to join our fun summer program. Instructional swim is included for the children enrolled in the 3-and 4-year old programs. Free swim is part of the program every day for all children.
Extended Day Options
For students in our 10-month program, we offer early morning and afternoon extended day options. Early drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m., and later afternoon pick-up is available at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Extended day is offered three or five days a week.
NEW Toddler Program
The Bender JCC is proud to announce the opening of a Toddler Program beginning August 29, 2016. This program is open to children ages 18-24 months and runs Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 6 pm. A full facility Bender JCC family membership is included.
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Enrichments & School Out Days
For students in both 10-month and 12-month programs, we offer HoliDaycare on most Jewish holidays when the preschool is closed, but the Bender JCC building is open. HoliDaycare is only available to children currently enrolled in the Bender JCC preschool. Space is limited.
ECC Kid Koverage
ECC Kid Koverage is offered during Winter/Spring Breaks when the 10-month program is closed, but the 12-month program is still in session. Full-day 10-month students will be assigned to their current full-day classrooms. If space permits, this program will also be available to children in half-day programs.
Discover the foods that children from around the world love to eat, experience holiday cuisine and enjoy fun and nutritious treats. The children will help mix, measure and make edible creations as they learn the basics of the food pyramid, good nutrition and practice good table manners. Parents should consider food allergies before registering.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Sept 13- Dec 20
From goop to gravity, magnets to machines, children discover the world around them as they learn the scientific method. They will have the opportunity to listen and observe, experiment to find solutions, make predictions and problem-solve. This hands-on class offers children endless possibilities as they investigate and experiment.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Sept 15 – Dec 22, 2016
Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, playful and safe way. Yoga and kids are a perfect match as yoga teaches us about our bodies and how to breathe better and use our energy more effectively. Yoga teaches us how to quiet the mind, balance teaches us to be the “boss” of our bodies and about taking care of ourselves.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
September 13- December 20