Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The JCC of Staten Island’s Early Childhood Center provides your child with pre school programs that encourage his/her unique talents and strengths. We offer fun hands-on learning opportunities that give your child a strong educational foundation.

Jayne Smith, Director of Early Childhood Education Services
718-475-5265 jsmith@sijcc.com

Rachel Engel, Early Childhood Education Coordinator/Bernikow- phone is 718-475-5230 rengel@sijcc.com

Stephanie Prasenski- Early Childhood  Education Coordinator/Avis South Shore – 718-475-5224- sprasenski@sijcc.com

Dawn Gallis, Assistant Early Childhood Director 718.475.5286 dgallis@sijcc.com

Tanya Laughlin, FFF Education Coordinator 718.475.5225 tlaughlin@sijcc.com


Our thematic curriculum allows children to discover and grow in loving, nurturing and engaging environments. Children’s pre school activities are individualized and age appropriate. We provide opportunities for creative problem solving, decision making and leadership skills.

Parent involvement is key to our children’s success in pre school. We welcome a partnership with you and your family. Just as each child is unique, so is each family. With this in mind, we offer a variety of flexible schedules and programs to best suit your family’s needs.

We have an open door policy and parents are welcome at any time. All programs are staffed with caring and experienced professionals. Our teachers are certified by the State Education Department of New York and we are licensed by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Day Care.

  • Full Day Toddler Program
  • Preschool and Pre-K Half day & Full day Options
  • Stimulating Curriculum
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas
  • Small Class Size
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Licensed by NYC Bureau of Daycare
  • Family Programs
  • Smart Table Technology
  • Classroom Messenger

For Membership Inquiries Please Contact:
Membership Services 718.475.5223 

Select JCC facilities are available to all organizations, groups and individuals for life cycle events, meetings and celebrations. Call 718.475.5261 for information.