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Learning is everywhere and we weave it into your child’s day in a nurturing, friendly, and safe environment that will prepare your child for the academic challenges ahead. We build self-awareness and self-esteem through a special ethics and values curriculum in an enriched environment full of language, reading, math, science, art, music, and fun.
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus
760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
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For more information, contact Michael Reisman, Director at 973-530-3479 (email@example.com).
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus
• Full sized gym
• Two indoor heated pools
• Three outdoor playgrounds
• Large indoor play space
• Art facilities
• Theater performances
• Enrichment classes
Our Sharon & Stephen Seiden Early Childhood Center
• Bright and airy classrooms
• Library and teacher resource area
• Full Kitchen
• Dedicated, covered drop-off and pick-up area
Our Early Childhood staff are a group of caring, experienced educators committed to your child’s growth in our program. We believe in on-going training, maintain the highest standards in Early Childhood education and strive to provide the best program in an exciting, creative atmosphere. Plus, the JCC MetroWest swim and gym professionals guide our aquatics and physical education activities in the full-sized gym and indoor heated pools.
Part-time & full-time options 2-4 years
• Professional Certified Staff
• Hands-on Emergent Learning
• Sports & Fitness Instruction
• Swimming Instruction (3s, 4s, & Kindergarten)
• Judaic programming
• Indoor/Outdoor Play
• Computer Skills
• Social Responsibility
Full Day Kindergarten
Child must turn 5 by Dec 31.
Extended Hours Available
The difference between just looking and really seeing-that is the JCC MetroWest Early Childhood experience. We believe that learning is everywhere and we weave it into your child's day in a nurturing, safe, and fun-filled environment that will prepare your child for the academic challenges ahead.
Our unique An Ethical Start® values curriculum, which is based on the teachings of Pirkei Avot, the Ethics of our Fathers, helps your child understand the world around him or her. Original books and music and lessons full of practical applications for daily living bring An Ethical Start® alive in the classroom. Jewish history, language, values, and ideas are all integrated into classroom life.
Children learn from experience. At JCC MetroWest, we provide the tools so they can grow and flourish.
Appearances can be misleading. We want children to understand how important it is not to make judgments about people based on only what they see. Our goal is to open their eyes to a different way of looking at the world.
At JCC MetroWest, we look at your child as an individual who “can do” and we build his or her self-awareness and self-esteem. At the same time, we fuel their love of learning in an enriched environment full of reading, math, language, science, art, and music.
At JCC MetroWest, we want our children to develop a strong definition of self. Learning to be proactive and resolve differences are goals for all of our children. We encourage kind, caring behaviors. We place a great value on friendship.
The work of children is play-that is how they learn about the world. Children participate in regular activities that challenge their physical skills. Our secure children's wing includes a dedicated Early Childhood drop-off and pick-up area, large indoor play space, and a a children's library. Swim instruction is integrated into the day for our 4 and 5 year olds.
At the same time our children learn about themselves and the world, they learn to reach out and to care for others. Through our many options, you can build a program schedule to meet your child's needs.
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC
Ross Family Campus
760 Northfield Avenue
Michael Reisman M.Ed., Director, Early Childhood Services
Grace Kaplan M.S., Assistant Director, Early Childhood Services
Stephanie Martin M.A., Parent Place Program Director; Director of Early Childhood Camps
Cara Kirner M.A., JPlay Supervisor
Stephanie Adams, Early Childhood Administrator
Courtney Naylor, Administrative Assistant
TWOS (2 to 2 1/2 year olds)
THREES (3 year olds)
FOURS (4 year olds)
KINDERGARTEN (5 year olds)
*5:45pm on Fridays
The Early Childhood staff at JCC MetroWest is a group of caring, experienced educators committed to your child's growth in our program. Their warmth and concern makes our program a unique experience for each child.
A clinical social worker, from Jewish Family Services, regularly consults with staff, and instructors from our Sports & Wellness Department guide our physical education and aquatics activities. Our music specialist provides an appreciation of the arts and holidays for our children.
We believe in on-going training and maintain the highest standards in Early Childhood Education.
Check back often to see what fun special events we are up to at our school!
Our children participate in An Ethical Start curriculum. This is an exciting early childhood values curriculum, based on classical Jewish text, Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Fathers).
By focusing on values, the program goes beyond holidays and rituals to bring home the message that Jewish tradition is relevant every day. It helps direct children to turn ethical values into ethical behavior.