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ECE Programs

Early Childhood

Jayne Smith, Director of Early Childhood Education Services 718.475.5265

Rachel Engel, Early Childhood Education Coordinator/Bernikow- phone is 718-475-5230

Stephanie Prasenski- Early Childhood  Education Coordinator/Avis South Shore – 718-475-5224-

Dawn Gallis, Assistant Early Childhood Director 718.475.5286

Tanya Laughlin, FFF Education Coordinator 718.475.5225


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


All of our Early Childhood Programs will have access to Smart Table Technology. These tables provide supplemental educational programs through fun learning activities. All programs are aligned to the New York State Pre- Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Children learn to use technology in a collaborative learning environment.

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.

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.