East Bay

JCC East Bay Preschool

JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709 Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-0237, ext. 122 Fax: (510) 848-0170 ruths@jcceastbay.org www.jcceastbay.org
Director of Early Childhood Education Ruth Shorer

The early childhood education program provides a warm, nurturing environment for children ages 2-5, including preschool and transitional kindergarten. Offers a prime opportunity for young children to thrive in a joyful environment that becomes a positive first school experience. Curriculum is rich in child-centered projects that focus on the many interests brought forward by the children and teachers, and incorporates celebrations of Jewish holidays and our rich culture.

Through playful encounters with each other, loving teachers, materials, music, movement and literature, children develop their creativity, intelligence and skills in getting along with others. The school strives to create an environment in which families from diverse backgrounds feel comfortable exploring early childhood and Jewish heritage, growing together in a supportive community.

Additionally, the school provides a program for young 5-year-olds who could benefit from a year of enrichment before kindergarten. Innovative curriculum provides many opportunities to develop the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten. Welcomes families of all ethnic and religious backgrounds.