JCC Sara Walker Nursery School



It’s time to register for the 2020-2021 school year at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School – call now for a tour! Please contact Associate Executive Director Anne Liss Johnson at 203.322.6541 or aljohnson@stamfordjcc.org.

The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School's curriculum is designed to help children, ages two to four and pre-K, become confident learners and feel good about going to school. Children learn through play while gaining knowledge and competence in reading readiness, science and nature, physical development, social skills, art, music and dramatic play. A Judaic curriculum is integral to our program. Children experience Jewish traditions and holidays through song, stories and celebrations.

Education is enhanced by access to the full range of unique resources available exclusively at the area's only full-service Jewish Community Center. Membership is required in order to enroll at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School, and parents become part of the larger, caring community provided by the Stamford JCC, which boasts 5,000 members and dozens of recreational, social and educational programs.

Utilizing developmentally-appropriate educational principals and practices, the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School takes a child-initiated and teacher-directed approach to learning. By capturing and building on a child's natural enthusiasm, the school's professional educators begin to instill a love of learning and help children build the self-esteem that is essential to giving them the confidence to do well in school and in life.

The school's curriculum includes many enhancements, including weekly music education, a live-animal nature program, a beginning science program, classroom guests, dramatic play, art, movement and dance, and indoor and outdoor play. Children also utilize JCC facilities, including its indoor pool (recognized as one of the best teaching pools in the area), and its acclaimed youth sports program.

The JCC Sara Walker Nursery school is fully licensed by the State of Connecticut. Staff members are fully certified, experienced, caring professionals. Regular staff development programs ensure that children benefit from the most up-to-date teaching methods and concepts. The school is set on the spacious park-like grounds of Temple Sinai in North Stamford, 458 Lakeside Drive, Stamford, CT 06903 / Phone 203.322.6541.

Click HERE to see our latest brochure!

Click HERE to learn about the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Parents' Association.


Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is currently open!
Click HERE to download the 2020/21 registration form.



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. In-person 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.



Terrific Tots at JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
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 and snack. Parents/caregivers should plan on participating in the first two sessions to aid in separation.

Mondays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 14 – Dec. 21 (No class Sept. 28, Oct. 12).
Members $780 / Community $975 (13 sessions)

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 16 – Dec. 23 (No class Nov. 11)
Members $840 / Community $1,050 (14 sessions)


Click HERE to register online.
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