The Center for Early Learning

Stellar programs for children ages birth to 5 years.


JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
Community. Caring. Respect.
Offering flexible scheduling with extended days!

Preschool program for children 15 months to 4 and pre-K

The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School is recognized for its outstanding Jewish curriculum, its excellent staff, and its commitment to the highest educational and professional standards. While our curriculum is driven by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, confidence and responsibility, we warmly welcome children of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.

In addition to academic and social development, your child will benefit from weekly swimming instruction in the Jewish Community Center pool, gym time at the JCC led by a recreational specialist, and plenty of fresh air and physical activity. JCC Sara Walker Nursery School students and their families also enjoy the advantages of membership at the Stamford Jewish Community Center.

Conveniently located at 458 Lakeside Drive, Stamford, CT 06903 / Phone 203.322.6541
Take a tour today! Please contact Anne Liss Johnson, Associate Executive Director, at 203.322.6541 or

KinderPlace Full-Day, Year-Round Childcare
One of the most respected and acclaimed full-day childcare programs in Fairfield County

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. At KinderPlace children are empowered to be part of a caring classroom community. Within the classrooms they work to keep in mind the goals of being kind, respectful and safe in their play.

Breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Our fully equipped child care center has age-appropriate areas where children might enjoy creative art, block building, science exploration, dramatic play, puzzles and manipulative play.

For more information, please contact Liz Gebert, KinderPlace Director, at 203.487.0968 or


The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue
Preschool program for children ages 15 months to 5 years

Establishing a love of learning is central to the mission of The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue (GRS). Utilizing developmentally-appropriate educational principles and practices, our school’s educators provide an introduction to formal education with a child-initiated and teacher-directed approach to learning.

Through exploration, creative play, questioning and a wide variety of activities, your child will begin to discover his or her place in the larger world. Our new facility provides an enhanced venue for our children to grow and learn in our topnotch, state-of-the-art school.

Our mission is to help children become excited learners and kind, contributing citizens. We offer children a host of opportunities to innovate, create and play together within a community of learners, while encouraging self-expression, discovery and imagination.

Located on the beautiful grounds of Greenwich Reform Synagogue in Cos Cob, 92 Orchard Street • Cos Cob, CT 06807 / 203.489.3084
Take a tour today! Please contact Sarah Gregoire, The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue Director, at 203.489.3084 or


Invaluable social and educational experiences for children with special needs

JumpStart is a unique, therapeutic early-childhood classroom experience for 2-year-olds with special needs. The only program of its kind in the greater Fairfield County area, JumpStart follows the pattern of a typical nursery school classroom, offering invaluable social and educational experiences in a group setting for children who typically get one-on-one services at home. Our early-childhood-development instructors encourage children to practice acquired skills at critical developmental stages, and to practice emerging language and motor skills in a safe, fun and accepting environment.

For more information, please contact Jane Faherty, JumpStart Director, at 203.487.0980 or




Click HERE to view JBaby offerings for birth-2 years.

Click HERE to learn about Day Camps@The J for ages 5 months-5 years.

Click HERE for Sports & Recreation offerings for 2-5 years.

Click HERE for Aquatics offerings for 6 months-5 years.


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