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.

NEW for Fall 2021!
Flexible Kindergarten Prep!

We are now offering a 9am – 3pm day for children that are 3+. Choose 2, 3, or 5 days a week with the ability to add before and after care for a full day

After a socially different year, we’ll help prepare your children for kindergarten. Flexible days and hours give parents options for what will work best.

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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

Experienced, educated staff who receive ongoing professional development training

A telehealth partnership with Rochester Regional Health

Huge campus with lots of space to explore 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. (on pause due to COVID)

Access to a full gymnasium and enrichment programs that cover dance, art, theatre, and camp activities

Easy valet drop-off and pick-up – you stay in your car

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 walking, climbing, and exploring during days full of smiles, cuddles, and encouragement from our nurturing staff. As children progress, we encourage experimentation with the new skills they are developing. Stimulating classrooms are designed to nurture their social, intellectual, and emotional growth.

Our attentive professionals accommodate each child’s individual needs and schedule. Throughout the day, infants learn beginning social skills and educational concepts. Singing, dancing, art, stories, outdoor play, and sensory experiences make this a truly wonderful beginning school experience.

Toddlers at Children Center

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.

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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 2021–22 School Year

Full Day: 7am – 6pm  •  School Day: 9am – 3pm  •  Valet Pick up and Drop Off

A JCC membership will be required for all families enrolled at the Wolk Children’s Center. 2 Adult Family membership, $49 ($79 value!). Discounted pricing is for Wolk families only.

An additional $50 COVID monthly fee, per child, will remain in place until compliance requirements are eased.

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.

Preschool Before + After School is only available for students attending 5 days.

Prices effective September 1, 2021

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.

Students will stay within their own ‘groups’ throughout both the day and the week.

  • Daily health assessments
  • Frequent deep cleaning
  • Valet pick up and drop off
  • Temp checks
  • Masks worn
  • Social distancing
  • Limited class size
Safety Protocols at JCC