Early Childhood Education
Infant/Toddler Care • Preschool • Kindergarten • Summer Camp
The Journey Begins when you register your child at our Early Childhood Education Programs: your family becomes our family. You’ll be a part of the entire community and the J.
Your child’s journey begins in one of our warm and inviting classrooms. Along with our expert teaching staff, your child will have access to all that the J has to offer including a full-sized gymnasium, teaching kitchen, outdoor play areas, and indoor pools, where each child (ages 3+) receives American Red Cross Certified instructional swim lessons.
Your child will be exposed to group activities and one-on-one interactions while also having multiple opportunities for exploratory, child-directed play. Each week, we will celebrate Shabbat and learn about Jewish culture and values. We will also introduce your child to science, math, and literature in our classrooms and libraries. Each child learns through play, participating in music, art, nature, cooking, and dance.
At the core of our program are excellent teachers who understand that the early years of life are the most critical in forming a child’s opinion of himself or herself. Our staff’s goal is to create an enriched environment full of excitement and encouragement. As a result every child develops a love of learning and a feeling of self-worth as an individual and as a member of a group. The teachers put theory into practice recognizing that each child enters the classroom with a unique set of skills, strengths, and needs. That’s why we individualize our teaching styles to meet the needs of each and every child. We consider ourselves to be partners with our parents. Enhancing your child’s confidence and curiosity through creative engagement is what we do – everyday!
Our Healthy Choices curriculum has been recognized by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Child Care Initiative for Exceptional Work in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity. This program teaches children ages 2 to 5 about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy proteins. Every week our students have the opportunity to taste new foods like kale, quinoa, and kiwi. Daily physical activity also serves as a critical component of this program.
Exceptional Program Advantages
American Red Cross Instructional Swim • Nutrition • Physical Education • Fitness • Indoor & Outdoor Play • Reading and Math Readiness • Language Development and Early Literacy
Science and Nature • Gardening • Jewish Programming • Hebrew Language • Cooking • Art and Music • Field Trips • Nursing Services (Owings Mills) • Afternoon Enrichment Class (Owings Mills)
Learn more about each school: Meyerhoff ECE at the Park Heights JCC or Stoler ECE at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC