ECE Programs

Early Childhood

Jayne Smith, Director of Early Childhood Education Services 718.475.5265 jsmith@sijcc.com

Rachel Engel, Early Childhood Education Coordinator/Avis South Shore 718.475.5224 rengel@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

pre-k-for-all

The JCC is proud to partner with the NYC Department of Education to offer Pre K For All.  This full day program follows Units of Study aligned the NYS Prekindergarten Common Core.

Extended day options for working families from 7am to 6pm.  Enrichment activities including Smart Table Technology, extended day activities such as soccer, music, swim and much more are offered at most locations.  Family engagement opportunities are also an important part of our program.

PKA offered at 4 convenient locations:
  • 1466 Manor Road
  • 1297 Arthur Kill Road
  • 485 Victory Blvd
  • 3854 Hylan Blvd at UNIKIDS

Contact Marla at 718.475.5230

JCC Preschool

ages 2.9 – 4.9 years
The JCC Preschool brings the world into your child’s classroom by incorporating themes about themselves, their family, their community, and the world around them. We use a wide variety of activities and materials to help your child learn in their unique way in our hands-on environment.

10 month full or half day program

2, 3, or 5 day schedules

Full day, 9am-4pm

Half day, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm

Infant & Toddler Daycare

ages 3 mos. – 2.9 years Bernikow

ages 2 – 2.9 years Aberlin/North*
Avis/South Shore
Our Daycare is licensed by the Department of Health, Bureau of Daycare, and our teachers are New York State certified. The JCC Daycare program provides your child with a full day of activities,
security and care in an environment that stimulates their growth in all areas of development.

12 month full day program. 7am-6pm

2 day, 3 day (Aberlin North & Avis South Shore sites only)

5 day schedules (at all sites)

*Ask us about our half day options at the North site.

PJ Library

PJ Library is a free community program bringing age appropriate Jewish themed books and CD’s to registered children 6 months to 8 years old each month. Participation is open to all. To register for this wonderful FREE program or to make a donation to help sustain PJ Library, visit the Staten Island page on the PJ Library website at pjlibrary.org/

PJ-Library

EARLY CHILDHOOD FACEBOOK

This is a closed group for JCC of Staten Island Early Childhood families. We share pictures, information, learning tools, articles and a general peek into our Early Childhood world. Please feel free to ask questions and post comments.

EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVISORY COMMITTEE

This is a closed group for JCC of Staten Island Early Childhood families. We share pictures, information, learning tools, articles and a general peek into our Early Childhood world. Please feel free to ask questions and post comments.

SMART TABLE TECHNOLOGY

This is a closed group for JCC of Staten Island Early Childhood families. We share pictures, information, learning tools, articles and a general peek into our Early Childhood world. Please feel free to ask questions and post comments.

ALMA HARTER LIBRARY

Inside the Staten Island Bank & Trust Foundation Early Childhood wing at the Bernikow JCC is a special library. The Alma Harter Children’s Library provides children with access to books that keep them smiling, entertained, and fosters a love of literature. This can also be said about Alma Harter, the JCC’s first Early Childhood director. To make a donation or to add books to our library, please call Jayne Smith at 718.475.5265.

QUALITYstarsNY is a voluntary quality improvement and rating system for all types of regulated early childhood programs in New York State that serve children from birth through age five. QUALITYstarsNY uses research-based, culturally responsive program standards developed by New York’s leading early education experts to support programs to provide children with high-quality early learning experiences. The JCC is a proud partner in Quality Stars NY.

BERNIKOW/MID-ISLAND JCC

For Membership Inquiries Please Contact:
Membership Services 718.475.5223 

Avis/South Shore JCC


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

ABERLIN/NORTH SHORE JCC