JCC Sara Walker Nursery School



It’s time to register for the 2019-2020 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.

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Click here to download the 2019/20 registration form. Registration is currently open.

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



JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Add-on Programs Extend Your Child’s Day!

Twos Extended Day at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
Children enrolled in the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Twos program can stay for an additional hour of play.

Mondays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Sept. 16 – Dec. 16 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
$200 exclusively for members (10 sessions)

Tuesdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Sept. 17 – Dec. 17 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5)
$200 exclusively for members (10 sessions)

Wednesdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Sept. 18 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
$260 exclusively for members (13 sessions)

Thursdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Sept. 19 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 28)
$260 exclusively for members (13 sessions)


Friday Twos
Add one more day a week of fun at school for your two-year-old. Children will have story time, craft projects, playground play and more. Children must be enrolled in the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Twos program to participate.

Fridays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 20 – Dec. 20 (No class Nov. 29)
$858 exclusively for members (13 sessions)


Morning and Afternoon Fun – Flexible Extended Days at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
3 – 4 years
Let the fun continue at school. Mornings and afternoons will include quiet story times, playground play, craft projects and more. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Monday – Friday from 8:15 – 9 a.m. ($12/hr)
Monday – Thursday from 1 – 4 p.m. ($16/hr)
Register at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School office. or call 203.322.6541.


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