School for the Early Years (Ages 2-5)
The JCC School for the Early Years provides children ages 2-5 years with an environment rich in possibilities for child-initiated, child-directed, teacher-supported learning through active exploration and play. Our School for the Early Years (SFEY) offers socialization and education for your preschooler in the morning, while our Lunch and Learn for 3-6 year olds provides afternoon fun and enrichment.
The school program runs from the end of August until the first week in June. The school doors open at 8:50 AM and school starts at 9:00 AM with staggered dismissals to alleviate congestion in the School Commons area at pick up time.
2's and 3's dismiss at 11:15
3's and 4's at 11:25
4's and 5's at 11:30.
Annual tuition is broken down into monthly payments and varies, based on numbers of days of attendance:
(Please note that the 4's and 5's program does not offer a two or three day option.)
- Two days (Tuesday/Thursday): Member rate is $275 and Non-Member is $354.
- Three days (Monday/Wednesday/Friday): Member rate is $319 and Non-Member is $398.
- Five days Monday through Friday: Member rate $417 and Non-Member $496.
Extended school hours are available with lunch and snacks from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The School for the Early Years runs the summer Discovery Camp from June through mid-August for children ages three through six years.
Note: The school wait list does NOT roll-over from year to year. You must add your name to the list after the February 6 registration date.
For more information about the JCC's School for the Early Years program, contact SFEY coordinator, Kristen Nowak
Associate Director of Children’s Education and Development
Kristen has worked at the JCC since 1998. Her educational background includes a BS in Child Development and Teaching from Michigan State University and she holds a PA Early Childhood Education teaching certificate. Kristen has been working with young children and their families in both teaching and administrative roles since 1988.