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.

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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.



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.
Jan. 6 – Jun. 1 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 13, May 25)
Members $1,080 / Community $1,350 (18 sessions)

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Jun. 3 (No class Apr. 15)
Members $1,260 / Community $1,575 (21 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.
Jan. 3 – May 22 (No class Feb. 14, Apr. 10, Apr. 17)
$1,188 exclusively for members (18 sessions)


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.
Jan. 6 – Jun. 1 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 13, May 25)
$360 exclusively for members (18 sessions)

Tuesdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Jan. 7 – May 26 (No class Feb. 18, Apr. 14)
$380 exclusively for members (19 sessions)

Wednesdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Jan. 8 – May 27 (No class Apr. 8, Apr. 15)
$380 exclusively for members (19 sessions)

Thursdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Jan. 2 – May 28 (No class Apr. 9, Apr. 16)
$400 exclusively for members (20 sessions)

Fridays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Jan. 3 – May 22 (No class Feb. 14, Apr. 10, Apr. 17)
$360 exclusively for members (18 sessions)


Afternoon Fun –Flexible Extended Days at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
3 – 4 years
Let the fun continue with 2 additional hours at school. Afternoons with include quiet story times, playground play, craft projects and more. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Offered Monday – Thursday from 1 – 2 p.m., 2 – 3 p.m. and 3 – 4 p.m. Fee is $16/hr.

Register at the JCC SWNS office.



Pre-School Vacation Days
Ages 3 – 5
All vacation days include arts and crafts, free swim and a variety of games and activities. Snack will be provided; children should bring a bag lunch. Pre-School Vacation Days will take place at the Stamford JCC.

Thursday, Apr. 9 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Under the Sea • Members $60 / Community $80

Friday, Apr. 10 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Planting Party • Members $60 / Community $80

Wednesday, Apr. 15 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kooky Crafts • Members $60 / Community $80

Thursday, Apr. 16 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dance Party • Members $60 / Community $80

Friday, Apr. 17 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Play-Doh Fun • Members $60 / Community $80


Click here to register online.


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