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Early Childhood Education in Brighton

Wonder, Play, Create, Learn

The JCC Wolk Children’s Center believes that children grow best with exploration, discovery, and play. We provide a supportive and caring environment to celebrate each child’s uniqueness and build empathy for others. Every child is encouraged to question and understand their world and build lifelong Jewish values.

We are a local, secured, one-location center that offers truly personalized programming in a facility designed for children

We create weekly plans that support development and build an educational foundation

Three teacher model with experienced, educated staff who receive ongoing full-day professional development training

Large campus with multiple age-appropriate outdoor and indoor play areas

Direct parent/teacher communication via Tadpoles app to provide easy access for messaging, reports and photos

Three pools for splashing and swimming lessons. One weekly group swim lesson at no extra charge is included with enrollment  for 4 and 5yr olds

Access to a full gymnasium and enrichment programs that cover yoga, art, music, physical education, and camp activities

Learn More About Our Classrooms

Here, we guide children towards the next step in their development – whether they are away from home for the first time, preparing to take their first steps or becoming more autonomous. Each classroom is safe and nurturing, and teachers are involved with your child every moment of the day – interacting, guiding, observing and assessing.

Children Center for Infants


8 weeks –18 months
Teacher child ratio 1:4

Little ones are busy crawling and climbing during days full of smiles, cuddles, and encouragement from our nurturing and attentive staff. As children progress, we encourage exploration with their new skills. Stimulating classrooms are designed to nurture their social, intellectual, and emotional growth. Throughout the day, infants learn beginning social skills and enjoy music, art, stories, outdoor play, and sensory activities making this a truly wonderful beginning school experience.


18 – 36 mos
Teacher child ratio 1:5

Children learn about themselves, their feelings, and others as they participate in age-appropriate group activities. Beginning self-help skills such as toilet-training, caring for personal belongings, washing hands, and eating with utensils are among the skills your child will develop during this year. Our staff provides the balance between a toddler’s need for security and their growing desire for independence.


3 yrs by November 1
Teacher child ratio 1:7

Children build self-confidence as they develop new-found capabilities. Our curriculum is rich with language and communication, reading readiness, pre-mathematical concepts, science, art, and music. Imaginative play and problem-solving experiences go hand-in-hand as we help children learn about themselves and the world around them in an atmosphere of love, joy, respect, and security.


4 yrs by December 1
Teacher child ratio 1:8

Children prepare for their next steps into school and life. They are encouraged to embark on a deeper exploration of concepts, use materials with greater intent and focus, gain awareness and understanding of letters and numbers, and become more articulate. Their more complex thoughts, increased concentration in critical thinking, and fine motor development are woven into curriculum, creating a unique and rich final year in preschool.

Pricing for 2024–25 School Year

Our Hours are Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

  • A two-adult Family Core JCC Membership is included for families with at least one child enrolled full-time in the early childhood program.  This offer is subject to change at any time. 
  • All  programs require an annual non-refundable registration fee of $100 for each child due at the time of enrollment.  
  • When enrolling a new child at WCC, the process requires a reservation deposit equal to one-month’s tuition to hold the future spot. 
  • An updated enrollment contract must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian annually for new and returning children.
  • The Wolk office will confirm via email once all registration pieces are received. Submitting an enrollment agreement does not guarantee a spot is reserved for a child.  The Wolk office must confirm enrollment and start date. 

If you would like more information, please call 461-2000, ext. 272, or complete the contact box below or email us: wolkadmin@jccrochester.org.

Contact Us

We are conveniently located in Brighton, close to both 590 and 490, just minutes away from the University of Rochester.

Quick Links to Information

Use these checklists to identify the skills you can help your child develop.

3–4 Years

18–36 Months

0–18 Months


2023-2024 School Calendar

Coming Soon: 2024-2025 Calendar