Club JCC Mini

The Special Needs Services Department offers weekday and weekend recreation prorgams for young children with special needs.  Our unique programs allow our participants to access the same recreational activities as their peers by providing them with the support and accomodations they need to be successful.  Club JCC Mini offers children the opportunity to experience JCC programs with the support of a parent or caregiver.  While the programs are specifically for young children with disabilities, our participants are simultaneously able to be included in the community as they utilize the JCC facilities and interact with other JCC members.

All new participants need to schedule an intake interview before registering.  To schedule an intake interview, or for additional information about our programs, please contact:

Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 or


Chrystal Henion, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or

Please contact 973-530-3998 for additional information or to register for a program. 

*JCC MetroWest is proud to serve as an approved Real Life Choices/Self-Determination provider via the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD). 

All Ability Athletes

3-5 yrs & Parent

Spend Saturday Morning at the J!

Skills and drills will be incorporated to introduce your child to a variety of sports.  Sports include, but are not limited to, soccer, basketball, and t-ball.  Children and parents will also enjoy playing classic games and some new ones too!

·         Parent/Child Class for children with and without disabilities ages 3-5

·         Emphasis will be placed on following directions, cooperation, gross motor coordination & skills, and having fun.  

·         Inclusive environment promotes meaningful friendships, respect, and acceptance


Saturday Mornings: 9am-10am

April 26-June 7 (no class May 24)

$107 JCC Members/$124 Guests


Please contact  Sherri Feldscher, Sports & Recreation Director at 973-530-3425 or for additional information or to register. 


Club Splash

3-5 yrs & Parent

This 8 week program will feature a 10-minute free swim warm-up, 40 minutes of instruction with a certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI), and a 10-minute free swim cool down.
Children will:

  • learn to enjoy the water through fun activities
  • explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while moving in the water
  • learn water safety
  • learn basic kicking and arm movements
  • develop basic swimming skills such as bobbing, floating, and gliding

April 23-June 18 (no class June 4)

JCC Member:$208/8 sess. • Guest: $256/8 sess.

Please contact Kathy Torre, Aquatics Director at 973-530-3522 or for additional information or to register.


3-5 yrs & Parent

Come travel with Crystal Martucci, art enrichment specialist, as we paint, sculpt, build, cook and taste our way around the world! We will hike, fly, and sail to exotic lands each week, where the children will have the opportunity to delve into a rich cultural exploration of art, stories, food and music native to each place we visit. Children will be exposed to new and exciting art and cooking projects each week and gain valuable insight to the world around them. All delicious and nutritious ingredients are provided by Whole Foods, Vauxhall branch. Guaranteed to be finger-licking fun! This inclusive parent/child class is sure to excite everyone. Class is open to children ages 3-5.  


Thursday afternoons: 3:30pm-4:30pm

February 27-April 3

$100 for 6 sessions

For additional information please contact Stephanie Martin, Parent Place Program Director at 973-530-3914 or


Music N' More

3-4 yrs & Parent

Join us for Music N' More a program for 3-4 year old children and their parents.  This is inclusive for all children who are excited to come sing, listen, and dance while reducing stress and improving motor skills.  Children enjoy the benefits of music and will also have the opportunity to increase their social awareness and skills.  

Susan Rosborough, will lead a supported play group featuring music, crafts, and sensory play. 

$150 for 10 sessions

For additional information please contact Stephanie Martin, Parent Place Program Director at 973-530-3914 or

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