About Us

The 2015-2016 academic year is well under way at the Early Childhood Learning Center. Our staff works hard to develop clientuploads/ECLC/IMG_1474 (300x225).jpgchallenging  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. As a Four-Star Quality First site, we are proud to offer a high quality program, full service program to all.

If you have any questions about our curriculum or classroom daily activities, please contact Pam Morris, our ECE Director at pam@evjcc.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 toclientuploads/ECLC/IMG_1477 (300x225).jpg 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 Chairs at jpac@evjcc.org.


Youth programming is overseen by Jeff Hast, our Youth & Camp Coordinator.  He runs J-Care for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade, an aftercare program that offers a wide varietyclientuploads/ECLC/IMG953039 (269x300).jpg 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, Jeff 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 Jeff at hastj@evjcc.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 pam@evjcc.org.



About Us

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!