The Center will CLOSE at 6:00PM on Sunday, September 29 in observance of Erev Rosh Hashanah. (Pools close at 5:30PM) The Center will be CLOSED on Monday, September 30 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Thanks!

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Childcare: Hands-on Curriculum in a Nurturing Environment

The Dora L. Lewis Family & Child Development Center offers fully licensed childcare programs serving children ages 2–5. Childcare programs are offered from 7:30–9:00 a.m. and after the preschool morning classes from 12:00–6:00 p.m. Our Program is supervised by Childcare Coordinator Sharon Johnson, on staff at our Center for over 30 years.

Developing Young Minds

The purpose of education in the Weinstein JCC Early Childhood program is to develop young children’s minds, bodies, and emotions, as well as produce individuals who are self-directed and lifelong learners.  

Our student teacher ratio is typically between 1:8 with students ranging in age from 2 to 5-years-old. This low student to teacher ratio along with our family grouping allows our staff to create a nurturing, homelike environment for our young children!

Our Center is the area’s only early childhood education program that is housed in a full modern community center, complete with indoor pools, two gymnasiums, an auditorium, a dance studio, large classrooms and award-winning, certified outdoor playgrounds and gardens. See below for more of our exciting offerings!

For our Childcare Manual and other important documents, please click here.

* Children must be enrolled in the preschool program in order to register for childcare.

For more information about childcare, contact our Early Childhood Director Donna Peters at (804) 545-8617 or