Early Childhood Learning Community


Jewish Preschool is for Everyone!

We are opening a second location at West End Synagogue in August of 2019. Please contact Renee for more information.

Making a Mensch

Young children learn best through active exploration and play. At the Gordon JCC Early Learning Community (ECLC), we use a Reggio Emilia approach, 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 Center Offers

  • Infant, toddler, preschool and pre-kindergarten classes for children 6 weeks to 5 years. We also offer Camp K’Toni, a summer “camp” for children 2 to 4 years.
  • Weekly enrichment for each class, including Music, Jewish Learning, Swimming Lessons, and Movement & PE, in addition to our full curriculum. Extra activities include indoor tennis, indoor soccer, additional swimming lessons, music and art lessons (at an additional fee).
  • Children the chance to explore Jewish heritage through singing and dancing, painting and creating, holiday cooking, story telling and lots of imaginative play. The ECLC celebrates Jewish holidays and includes weekly participatory, musical Shabbat and Havdallah services for the entire family.
  • A 2, 3, or 5 day a week program from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with before care starting at 7:00 am and after care closing at 4:30 pm or 6:00 pm.
  • Twice daily healthy snacks and an available, catered kosher-style lunch service 5 days a week.

Our Facility Includes

  • Four indoor and outdoor pools (including two saltwater pools) for year round certified swim instruction and water play. Multiple age-appropriate, modern outdoor play areas to further strengthen the bonds of friendship through play.
  • A secure, verdant 52 acre campus in the heart of Bellevue, allowing for outdoor exploration by your child. Easy access for families living in Bellevue, West Meade, Hillwood, Belle Meade, Sylvan Park, Franklin, Forest Hills & Green Hills.
  • DHS Three Star Rating

Call us at 615.354.1640 or email us to arrange a tour today!

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