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KinderPlace Full-Day, Year-Round Childcare

Teaching young children to be part of a caring community. Full-day, year-round child care for toddlers 12 months  3 years, and Pre-school 3 through 5-years-old from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week.

To set up a tour and/or to receive an information packet, please contact KinderPlace Director Liz Gebert at 203.487.0968, or

At KinderPlace children are empowered to be part of a caring classroom community. Within the classroom they work to keep in mind the goals of being kind, respectful and safe in their play. Fully licensed by the State of Connecticut, KinderPlace recognizes the distinctive needs of working parents and their children. Our program meets these needs by providing a warm and supportive environment and the very best of individualized care.

Breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon snacks, are provided. Our fully equipped child care center has areas where children can enjoy creative art, block building, science exploration, dramatic play, puzzles and manipulative play. A quiet corner with comfortable seating houses our extensive library. Here children can relax with a book or play a game.
A Judaic curriculum is integral to our program, and the children experience Jewish traditions and holidays through song, stories and celebrations.

Beyond the well-equipped, warm classroom space, children benefit from the JCC's full-service facility, including spacious fields, swimming pool, gymnasium, KidZone, and much more! Children decorate the halls with their artwork, entertain senior adults, and beautify the grounds with ever-expanding flower gardens.

At KinderPlace children also have opportunities to reach out to the larger community. By bringing in packages of food for an ongoing food drive on Fridays, helping to prepare meals for a local shelter, and/or contributing their outgrown clothing for a seasonal clothing drive, our KinderPlace children experience the joy that comes from sharing. In consideration of children with nut allergies, please do not pack for your child a meal or snack that contains nuts.


Program Highlights

• music instruction
• gym instruction
• Jewish cultural enrichment programs
• community outreach
• visits to the Bookmobile
• weekly Shabbat celebration
• swim instruction in the JCC pool (age appropriate)
• use of KidZone indoor play area
• gardening and nature walks
• special summer programming


Liz Gebert, Director and Head Teacher of KinderPlace, has been with the JCC for 16 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Delaware. KinderPlace is known for its excellent child-to-teacher ratios. Liz heads a team of carefully selected, experienced and committed childcare professionals. All teachers are CPR/first aid certified, and pursue continuing professional education.


Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year: Children ages 12 to 36 months - $19,956 per year, payable in monthly installments of $1,663. Children ages 32 months to 5 years - 18,480, payable in monthly installments of $1,540.

Should there be a waiting list, registrations will be considered in the order that they are received.

JCC membership is required. Contact Liz Gebert at 203.487.0968, or for information and to schedule a classroom visit.

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