About Our Preschool

The Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool fosters a nurturing environment of open-ended exploration and growth that deepens our connections to Judaism, our community, and the world around us.  Our program provides a day full of learning and fun for children ages 2–5, year-round. We welcome all families, regardless of religion, race, family type, or cultural background.

The EDCJCC Preschool has successfully been open in person for the entirety of the 2020-21 school year, under all applicable Covid-related guidelines and regulations from OSSE (our licensing office), the Mayor’s office, and the CDC, and we have no doubt that we will be in person 5 days a week for the 2021-2022 school year as well.  At the moment, we have filled all the 2-year-old spots for the 2021-22 school year, but we have limited availability in the 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes (for children born between August 2016 and October 2018) and it is possible that 2-year-old spots might open up. 
Please email Miriam at to express interest in the 2021-22 school year and also use this link to get on the Waitlist (select the 2021 SEASON when prompted) :GET ON THE WAITLIST

Visit our Admissions page for more information.

Preschoolers outside the EDCJCCWe are proud of our commitment to a child-centered, emergent curriculum that promotes a collaborative learning environment.  We view children as curious, competent and capable of co-constructing knowledge.  Documentation shows the process of the children’s work and highlights the discoveries that have grown from their explorations.

Our rooms are warm and welcoming and provide carefully designed areas that encourage active exploration and creativity as well as spaces that encourage reflection and concentration. We encourage children and teachers to use all available materials in their discovery process. In addition to our newly renovated and light-filled classrooms, our facility includes child-size bathrooms, an art room, gross-motor play areas with soft equipment, a dance studio, and a swimming pool.

We invite you to visit our school to see the children learning through play. Visit our Admissions page for more information about Tours.  Check out our FAQ page for more details about our program. And read more about our approach to Child Centered Learning.


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Photo Credits: Kimberly Goldwein Photography