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    5:30am - 10:00pm
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    5:30am - 10:00pm
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Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    5:30am - 10:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    5:30am - 10:00pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 4:54pm

Infants & Youth

Meyerhoff Early Childhood Education Center

Ages 3 months to 5 years

Located at the
Weinberg Park Heights JCC

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Infant/Toddler Care, Ages 3-24 Months

Observing and Encouraging Your Child

At the Meyerhoff ECEC, your child will be lovingly tended to by MSDE licensed childcare specialists specifically trained in the group care of infants and toddlers. The J’s state-of-the art, self-contained facility features individual cribs, changing tables, rocking chairs, and developmentally appropriate toys.

Our teachers help to facilitate your child's development by continually observing, documenting and encouraging your child. Our goal is to provide the same care at school that a child receives at home, and we work very closely with parents to maintain and meet individual schedules and needs.


Our infants are in a classroom designed specifically for gross motor and sensory exploration. With plenty of open space and developmentally appropriate toys, these toddlers begin to organize and command their environment.  At the Meyerhoff ECEC, we focus on each child's needs. We work with the children individually and tailor the day to help them grow. We work with them on rolling over, crawling and pulling up, and we also work with them on eating independently.

As children become more active they are moved to a room with more opportunities for further exploration and developmental growth.  We encourage children to explore their environment, both indoors and outdoors, in areas that are designed specifically to meet their needs.  Our program focuses on the whole child  and we closely partner with parents to ensure we are meeting the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional needs of each child. 


Toddlers have the opportunity to explore preschool activities including gym, music, water-play, cooking and art while in a highly supportive and supervised setting. We help toddlers gain control over their environment by encouraging independence.  Our teachers work very closely with each child to help them understand the world around them through the use of sensory experiences, literacy, dramatic play, and so much more.

High quality early childhood education lays a foundation for intellectual, language, physical, social and emotional development and is essential for later academic and social success.  Here your child can fulfill his or her full potential in a secure and loving environment. One of the foremost teachers of our tradition, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, wrote on the subject of education: “The home can do little without the school, but the school can do nothing without the home. Alas if they do not go hand and hand." We know that children thrive when there is a close partnership between the home and the school.

Toddlers have the opportunity to explore preschool activities including gym, music, water-play, cooking and art. We help toddlers gain control over their environment by encouraging independence.

Preschool (9:00am) and Preschool Plus (7:00am - 6:00pm)

Children begin their school years in a warm, nurturing environment led by experienced, Maryland certified early childhood educators.

At the Meyerhoff ECEC, we provide a well-rounded program designed to build a child's self-confidence, encourage friendships, and explore new concepts. 

We create an environment for children to explore their understandings of how the world works. We observe, listen, and document the children's ideas. It is through their ideas where they gain a positive sense of self-image and self-confidence because their ideas are being valued. We encourage them to talk about their ideas with the other children and collect new ideas about things. It is through these constant exploration of ideas, questioning, and reconstructing of new ideas, that the learning takes place. We are there to help our students through their learning process to construct their own meaning of the world.

Daily Activities

American Red Cross Certified Swim (ages 3+) | Creative play | Physical Movement | Music | Art | Hebrew | Science | Healthy Choices | Swimming | Story time | Cooking

Facility Features

Outdoor Playground | Child-size bathrooms | Multi Purpose Studio | Teaching kitchen | J Town | Gym | Pool | Auditorium

Healthy Choices Curriculum

If your family promotes healthy eating at home, then you’ll appreciate the Meyerhoff ECEC’s Healthy Choices Curriculum.  In house nutritionists work directly with children in our classrooms to introduce them to new, healthy foods. Kale, Quinoa, Kiwi - we might try one these for lunch today. Our emphasis is on “try,” as developing an awareness of nutritional, healthy eating often comes in small steps.

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Preschool Plus
Early Drop Off
Late Stay

Meet our Director 

Carly Schwartz, Meyerhoff ECEC Director | 410.500.5936 | 
Prior to her arrival in 2014, Carly worked for JCC MetroWest in New Jersey, where she served as Director of Children, Youth and Teen Services which included overseeing several camp programs.  A Brandeis University graduate, Carly holds two masters degrees: an MBA in Social Policy and Management, and an MA in Jewish Communal Service.  She also received a BA from the University of Florida, in Jewish Studies. As an educator, Carly’s personal style is to get out from behind the administrator’s desk, and “be a part of it,” moving in and out of the classrooms all day, getting to know the children, and talking to parents, making sure their expectations are met.

Program Hours


Ages 3-24 months
Monday-Friday | 7:00am-6:00pm
(Friday closings hours vary by Shabbat times)


Early Drop Off and Late Stay available at both locations.

Age 2 (includes January 2’s option)
2, 3, or 5 day options: 9:00am-3:30pm

Age 3
3, 4, or 5 day options: 9:00am-3:30pm

Age 4
4 or 5 day options: 9:00am-3:30pm

Camp Ami

Meyerhoff ECEC | Weinberg Park Heights J
Ages 2-5


Schedule a Tour

We are so excited to show you around our school facilities. Simply complete the form below, and an administrator will be in touch with you shortly to confirm your tour time. Your children are welcome too! Please set aside a minimum of one hour.