The Center will CLOSE at 6:00PM on Wednesday, November 27 (Pools close at 5:30PM) and will be open from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM (pools close at 12:30PM) on Thursday, November 28 in obervance of Thanksgiving. Please see the flyers posted around the Center or the online Group Exercise schedule for abbreviated fitness schedules for November 27 & 28. 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. 

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