Wolk Children's Center
Wonder, Play, Create, Learn
The JCC Wolk Children’s Center is the only Early Childhood community that instills the skills of collaboration, community, critical thinking, and creativity by creating a safe and nurturing environment that understands children are constructivist learners and learn by play and social interaction with their friends. Qualified staff and ongoing professional development coupled with our key elements of early education and Jewish values, help us prepare children and families for the world we live in.
We give kids what they need to be remarkable.
Looking for more flexibility for days and times? Find it here.
NEW! We are now offering a 9am – 3pm day for 3 and 4 year olds with the ability to add before and after care.
Even better – you can register for 2, 3 or 5 days a week – whatever works best for you and your family.
Learn more about our childcare options here.
To speak with a member of our team about registration call 585.461.2000 ext. 272 or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
What makes our program different?
Key Elements in Successful Early Education
1. Children as Constructivist Learners
2. Early Childhood Directors as Visionaries
3. Early Childhood Educators as Professionals
4. Families as Engaged Partners
5. Environments as Inspiration for Inquiry
6. Discover CATCH (taking care of our bodies)
7. Israel as the Story of the Jewish People
What Does 'Children as a Constructivist Learner' Mean?
We believe that children construct knowledge rather than just passively take in information. As children experience the world and reflect upon those experiences, they build their own representations and incorporate new information into their pre-existing knowledge.
Universal Values through a Jewish Lens
These values help create a framework for teachers and parents and develop a shared vision in the classroom.
Reflection, return and renewal. We turn to our community for support and celebration.
Mutual agreement of support between families and educators.
Our community honors and celebrates uniqueness and diversity.
We come together to appreciate our community.
A child’s joy and wonder of discovery is a source of inspiration for us all.
We grow through inquiry and dialogue.
We all have a responsibility to care for the world around us.
8 Weeks to Kindergarten
Before + After Care
Summer Days at the J
We are conveniently located in Brighton, close to both 590 and 490, just minutes away from the University of Rochester.
We are open Monday –Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm