About Our Preschool

Preschoolers outside the EDCJCCThe Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool fosters a nurturing environment of open-ended exploration and growth that deepens our connections to our community, to Judaism, and to the world around us.  Our program provides a day full of learning and fun for children ages 18 months–5 years, year-round, from 7:45 am–4:15 pm with the additional option of aftercare until 6:00 pm.

We welcome all families, regardless of religion, race, family type, or cultural background.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond.  Visit our Admissions page for more information.

We are proud of our commitment to a child-centered, play-based, emergent curriculum that promotes a collaborative learning environment and prioritizes children’s interests and curiosity.   We incorporate Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values into our curriculum, but we also respect the diversity of our families.  Music, art, yoga, outdoor time, and gross motor play are a regular part of our learning.

Our building has state-of-the-art security, while our classrooms are warm and welcoming and provide carefully designed areas that encourage creativity and reflection.  In addition to our light-filled classrooms, our facility includes child-size bathrooms, an art studio, gross-motor play areas with soft equipment, and a swimming pool.  As an added bonus, Preschool tuition includes a Family Fitness membership to the EDCJCC, with full access to our gym, pool, classes, facilities, and programming!

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


We choose the JCC over other schools because of the facilities, high quality staff, the community, and the Jewish educational component. I loved being a part of the JCC community when our kids were at the preschool and as parents, we took advantage of the gym and other aspects of the Center. The JCC really felt like “home” for the early childhood years both for our kids and for me as a parent and that was probably the determining factor of why we stayed for both kids until graduation. It was a really magical place not only for the kids, but for me personally to feel like I had a support system and a community as a new parent. The kids still shout out “there’s the JCC!” every time we drive by it!
We are not a Jewish family and yet we felt welcomed and included at the EDCJCC. We needed the location and hours that the school offered and we loved the consistency of September – August (our children grew so much during the final school months). But the best things were the warm teachers, communicative administrators, and community.


Photo Credits: Kimberly Goldwein Photography