The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue

Preschool programs for 2 – 5 years (by December 31 of school year)
To arrange a tour or to learn more, contact director Sarah Gregoire at 203.489.3084 or sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org.

Download the 2020 - 2021 application form HERE.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school years at The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue are underway! 

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. Our curriculum is driven by the Jewish (and universal) values of kindness, respect, compassion, confidence and responsibility, and we warmly welcome children of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.

 

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 professional educators provide an introduction to formal education with a child-initiated and teacher-directed approach to learning. By capturing and building on a child’s natural enthusiasm, we begin to help children build the self-esteem that is essential to giving them the confidence to excel in school and in life.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY Early childhood is a magical time of cognitive, emotional and physical growth. 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. We are committed to enabling and empowering children to develop physically, socially and cognitively, while nurturing self awareness, self-esteem, intellectual curiosity and critical-thinking skills in our warm, safe, and caring environment.

 

OUR FACILITY Your child will find a home at our preschool. Set on the beautiful grounds of Greenwich Reform Synagogue in Cos Cob, our new facility provides an enhanced venue for our children to grow and learn in our topnotch, state-of-the-art school.

 


 

Parent & Me Classes
(Parents and caregivers welcome)
ages birth – 2

 

Blooming Babies Playgroup
Birth-2 years (with parent or caregiver)
Being a new parent can be exciting and stressful! Come share experiences and make new friends. Bring your baby and join others for a fun playgroup including circle time, music, movement, and free play. Participants will maintain 6 feet of physical distance. Please bring a blanket with you to each class. Pre-registration required and space will be limited to 6 families. For more information, contact Sarah Gregoire at 203.489.3084 or sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org.

At Greenwich Reform Synagogue 
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Sept. 15 – Dec. 22 (No class Nov. 3)
FREE (14 sessions)

Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Sept. 24 – Dec. 17 (No class Nov. 26)
At The JCC til Nov. 19; at Greenwich Reform Synagogue starting Dec. 3 
Member $120 (13 sessions)

Reservations are required. Click HERE to reserve your spot. Please email Sarah Gregoire at sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org with the days you will be attending.

 

In-Person and Virtual Bim Bom at GRS 
Birth – 2 years
Come welcome Shabbat at the JCC! Participants will share in a spirited celebration filled with singing, dancing, and lots of fun! Participants will maintain 6 feet of physical distance. Please bring a blanket with you to each class. Pre-registration required and space will be limited to 6 families. 

Fridays, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 18, Nov. 27)
In-Person and Virtual FREE (13 sessions)
Click HERE to join virtually.

Reservations are required. Click HERE to reserve your spot. Please email Sarah Gregoire at sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org with the days you will be attending.

 

 

Drop-Off Classes

 

Terrific Tots at Greenwich Reform Synagogue
15 – 22 months
Introduce your toddler to his or her first “drop off” class experience. This three-hour class will feature free play, circle time, art exploration, movement, outdoor play (weather permitting), and lunch sent from home. Parents/caregivers should plan on participating in the first session to aid in separation. For more information, contact Sarah Gregoire at 203.489.3084 or sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org.

Choose 1 or 2 mornings per week.

Mondays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 14 – Dec. 21 (No class Sept. 28)
$1,125 (15 sessions)

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 16 – Dec. 23
$1,125 (15 sessions)

  

Click HERE to register online.
Need help registering online? Click HERE.

 

NEW! Preschool 2s
2 years old by 12/31/2020
At The JCC Preschool at GRS, our goal is to nurture children, promote a love of learning, and help develop kind, contributing citizens. The 2-year-old class at GRS will allow your child the opportunity to explore, engage in creative play, socialize, and question the world. Utilizing a developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum, we recognize differences and the unique pace at which each child develops. Children are inspired to express themselves creatively though art, music, movement, and language. Offered Monday through Thursday with a flexible schedule. For more information, including tuition, or to schedule a personal tour, contact Sarah Gregoire at 203.489.3084 or sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org.

   


 

 

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Gregoire as our new nursery school director. Sarah comes to us from Mount Kisco, NY after teaching preschool at the ECC at Temple Shaaray Tefila and Bet Torah Nursery School. Before teaching preschool, Sarah taught first grade in the Mamaroneck and Darien public schools. She also has extensive experience working in summer day camps. Sarah holds her Master's Degree in Education from Smith College and is passionate about early childhood development. She lives in Katonah, NY with her husband and two children. 

Sarah Gregoire | 203.489.3084 | sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org.

  


      
Greenwich Reform Synagogue
92 Orchard Street • Cos Cob, CT 06807
grs.org • Phone 203.629.0018

 

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