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Clinton Hill

Preschool (Ages 2-4)

JCC Brooklyn Preschools are OPEN for the 2020-2021 year! We are implementing modifications according to DOH guidelines and taking all precautions in order to keep our children, families and staff healthy and safe. 

Preschool (Ages 2-4)

At JCC Brooklyn Clinton Hill, our classrooms are loving and thoughtfully designed spaces for children. Our children are encouraged to try new activities, meet new friends and satisfy their curiosity by learning about the world around them. We believe that our work is to support children to be the best that they can be and foster a love of learning. Preschool lays the foundation for lifelong learning and that is why we create curriculum based on the children’s interests all while helping them reach key developmental milestones. We use play, song, books and activities to introduce children to early academic concepts such as counting, patterning, rhyming and reading.

JCC Brooklyn Clinton Hill offers:

  • Full and Half-Day Programs (including early bird and extended stay)
  • Progressive, play-based approach
  • Experienced and nurturing staff
  • Jewish cultural framework
  • Music, art, and movement integrated into daily schedule
  • Introduction to science, math and early literacy skills
  • Daily snacks
  • Daily walks and playground visits
  • Rest time in our full day program

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Twos’ & Threes’ Room:

When you walk into our Twos’ and Threes’ classrooms, you will see children actively engaged in various centers, including painting, playing in the sensory table, engaging in dramatic play, building with blocks, reading in our library, or singing songs at circle time. The main work of a Two-Year-Old is to become comfortable with school routines, make friends, learn about sharing, become part of the classroom community and try new activities. For our Three-Year-Olds, additional emphasis is placed on a math curriculum consisting of patterning, counting and sorting. They also engage in science activities where children are encouraged to ask questions and have an opportunity to explore cause and effect through hands on learning. Through story-time we aim to foster children’s love of reading and introduce them to early literacy skills such as rhyming and reading comprehension through group discussion. Our play based curriculum introduces children to early academic studies through art, song, movement and stories.

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Physical Education:

At JCC Brooklyn Clinton Hill, we have an indoor gym where the children engage in cooperative games. They also play basketball, ride scooters, walk on balance beams, climb through tunnels, practice yoga and dancing and play hopscotch. It is very important that children at our school have physical activity every day. When the weather permits, we walk to the playground, where the children play on climbers, swings, blow bubbles, draw with chalk and play outdoor tag games.

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