Attention Members: Our Athletic Wing (to include fitness and aquatics) is OPEN. For details regarding our new operating protocols and procedures, visit our reopening page. To register for a workout time slot, click here. Please note: masks are required for entry into the Center and should be worn at all times except when working out or swimming. Thanks!

Attention Members: The Center will CLOSE at 5:00PM on Sunday, September 27 in observance of Erev Yom Kippur. (Pools close at 4:30PM) The Center will be CLOSED on Monday, September 28 in observance of Yom Kippur.

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Preschool Registration 2020-21

After much thought, research, and planning, and in accordance with extended protocols and guidelines due to COVID-19, the Early Childhood Department will be offering a new Preschool model for this coming 2020-21 school year. We took this challenging time as an opportunity to rethink, reimagine, and revise some aspects of our program, and as a result the Weinstein JCC’s Early Childhood Department is excited to offer this new preschool program: 

Weinstein JCC Preschool Program for 2020-21 School Year 
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Options:

  • 9.5 month program (Sept. 8 – June 14, 2021)
    OR
  • 12 month program (Sept. 8 – Aug. 27, 2021)
  • FEE: $1,750 per month

Beginning in September 2020, our NEW Preschool program will offer the following benefits:

  • LOWER staff/child ratios **New!
  • A full-day Preschool program with fewer transitions between classrooms **New!
  • Extended time for outdoor learning **New!
  • Enhanced pre-K classrooms for 4-5 year olds to support kindergarten readiness **New!
  • Highly qualified, nurturing, and dedicated educators and low turnover rates
  • Personalized, small group experiences for children
  • Ethical Start and Sheva Jewish Lenses (values-based learning)
  • Inclusive program with highly trained, dedicated support staff
  • Specialists: Garden Educator: Cat Cowan, Nature Educator: Patsy Glazer, Judaic Specialist: Dawn Kowal
  • Ongoing professional development for all faculty
  • Daily schedules organized to limit intermingling (due to COVID-19)
  • Enhanced Family Club opportunities to strengthen family/community connections
  • Playgrounds nationally certified by Nature Explore
  • Accredited by NAEYC since 1988
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitation mandated by state guidelines (due to COVID-19)

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are limited to 110 enrollment spaces for the upcoming school year. We request that you if you are interested, please fill out your application and return it to Early Childhood Assistant Director Barbara Wise at bwise@weinsteinjcc.org ASAP, as limited spots are available.
 
For more information about this innovative and revised program, please read this letter from Donna Peters, EC Director
 
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you and your children this September!

 

"We are so thrilled to have our 3-year old daughter attending childcare after a long break...It is not just a place to send her each day, it’s the enriching and important experiences she is gaining that we simply could not provide her at home. She is ecstatic to see her teachers and friends every single day, she runs to them without even looking back! Being able to socialize with her peers, learning about the outdoors, singing, and playing is exactly what she needs right now...I could not ask for anything more valuable for our child. We are so grateful for the entire staff at the JCC childcare program." -A Preschool Parent

 

How to Enroll:

Mail your completed forms to: 

Weinstein JCC
Attention: Erin Cole
5403 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226 

Please be sure to enclose the following with your registration papers:
1.  The registration form completed and signed (pages 8 and 9).

2.  The payment plan form with your preferred payment option selected and signed (pages 10 and 11).

3.  A non-refundable $225 registration fee.

*Please note, Weinstein JCC membership is a prerequisite for participation in the preschool program.

Scholarships are available on a limited basis. For information, contact Melissa Bunce at (804) 545-8658 or mbunce@weinsteinjcc.org.

The Weinstein JCC Early Childhood program is supported in part by: The Edward J. Becker Family Preschool Children's Endowment Fund, Margarete Hirsch & Suzanne Hirt Preschool Children's Endowment Fund and Dora L. Lewis Child Development Fund.