The 2013-2014 academic year is well under way at the Early Childhood Learning Center. With our recent delivery of items from Lakeshore Learning, the brand new floors and cabinetry and the brightly painted walls, the center looks amazing! Our staff works hard to develop challenging activities for your children so that they can learn and progress at their own level. With the use of guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC, the premier accrediting organization and the Arizona Early Learning Standards, our teachers feel confident that they will meet the individual needs of each and every child at our center.
If you have any questions about our curriculum or classroom daily activities, please contact Pam Morris, our ECE Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our center owes a great deal of gratitude to our parent volunteers. JPAC, the JCC Parent Committee, works together with the staff to plan, organize and deliver holiday events, family involvement programming, classroom volunteers and so much more. Their commitment to the ECLC is seen throughout the year and is invaluable. Children learn from what they see and when they witness so many adults engaged in the learning process, they internalize the importance of community and education. These values stay with them for a lifetime.
Looking for ways to get involved at the ECLC? Please contact our JPAC Chair, Kate Burd, at email@example.com.
Youth programming is overseen by Kelsey Rendelman, our Youth Coordinator. She runs J-Care for children in Kindergarten through 7th grade, an aftercare program that offers a wide variety of engaging activities designed to build skills, stimulate creativity, foster positive social development, and promote friendships. School day out programs are also available through J-Care. In addition, Kelsey plans our monthly Parents’ Night Out programs. Each month, parents can drop their children at the JCC on a Saturday evening for games, play, cooking, crafting, movies and fun with our experienced caregivers. To find out more about our youth programming, please contact Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both the ECLC children and the school age children at the JCC can enhance their learning with our Afterschool enrichment programming. Dance, Sportball and Am Yisrael Chai, a Jewish enrichment class are currently offered at the JCC. You can read more about the programs here or contact Pam Morris, ECE Director at email@example.com.
Since 1972, the East Valley JCC has provided countless children, families, seniors and community members with quality learning opportunities rooted in Jewish values and traditions. Through services and programs, the East Valley JCC promotes and strengthen Jewish values and identity by meeting the needs of individuals and families of all races, religions and cultures. Explore our site to see how you can become a part of the JCC family!