Young children learn best through active exploration and play. At the Gordon JCC Early Learning Community (ECLC), we are a Reggio Emilia inspired program, using an emergent curriculum with hands on learning in art, music, science, literacy and math readiness. What seems like great fun to a child is actually a carefully planned approach to help develop the skills to get your child ready for kindergarten. We embrace character-building, joyful and inclusive rituals and celebrations, and a values-based environment through a Jewish lens and believe that creating community means participating with those who are different from oneself. We welcome families of all backgrounds.
Our program is part of the JCC Association of North America's Sheva Center, where the Discover: CATCH program was created. There are seven core elements that make up the foundation for our program: Children as Constructivist Learners; Early Childhood Directors as Visionaries; Early Childhood Educators as Professionals; Families as Engaged Partners; Environments as Inspiration for Inquiry; Israel as a Source and Resource; and Discover: CATCH.
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Gordon JCC Location Director: Sharon GoldenAssistant Director: Renee Geltzer
West End Synagogue LocationDirector: Bobbie Worthington
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