• Generic selectors
    Exact matches only
    Search in title
    Search in content
    Post Type Selectors
  • Membership
  • Join
  • Give

Early Childhood + Preschool 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.

Flexible Kindergarten Prep!

We offer a 9am – 3pm option for 3 and 4 year olds. Choose 2, 3, or 5 days a week.
Flexible days and hours give parents options for what will work best.

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 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 3 and 4yr 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

Infants

8 wks – 18 mos
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.

Toddlers

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.

Preschool

3 yrs by September 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.

Pre-Kindergarten

4 yrs by September 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 2022–23 School Year

Full Day: 7am – 6pm

A JCC membership, 2 Adult Family Core, is included in tuition ($99 value!).

All Wolk Children’s Center programs require a non-refundable fee of $25 for returning families, $100 for new families, due at the time of enrollment for each child. This fee reserves your child’s placement in our program.

To speak with a member of our team about registration call 585.461.2000 ext. 272 or use the contact form below.

We're Serious About Safety

We have all the safety protocols and processes in place to operate safely – these protocols have been thoroughly tested since we reopened in June 2020.

  • Frequent deep cleaning
  • Social distancing
  • Limited class size
Safety Protocols at JCC

Form 990 for year-end 6/30/2021 can be obtained by emailing andreaharrington@jccrochester.org

Copyright 2021
The JCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

SMARTSite by Site Hub