The JCC Wolk Children's Center

From First Experiences to Kindergarten Readiness

At the Center, we guide children toward 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. Every classroom is safe and nurturing, and teachers are involved with your child every moment of the day — interacting, guiding, observing, and assessing.

Infants: 2 – 18 months 

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.

Adult-to-Child Ratio: 1 adult for every 4 children

Minimum Schedule: 5 full days per week

General Daily Schedule: 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: 18 – 36 months 

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.

Adult-to-Child Ratio: 1 adult for every 5 children

General Daily Schedule:

7am  Welcome and free play 
  Sensory activities
9am  Circle time and snack 
10am  Specials (gym, PlayGym, etc.)
10:30am Interest centers
11:30am  Outdoor play 
12pm  Lunch and storytime 
1pm  Rest time 
3:30pm Wake up and snack time
4:15pm Outdoor play, or structured free play, storytime 

3-Year-Olds: For children who turn 3 by Dec. 1

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.

Adult-to-Child Ratio: 1 adult for every 7 children

General Daily Schedule:

7am Welcome and free play
8:30am Learning centers
9:15am Circle time
9:35am Snack/bathrooming
10am Learning centers and theme-related activities, swimming,PlayGym, gym as scheduled
11am Outdoor play
12pm Lunch
1:15pm Rest time
3:30pm Snack/bathrooming
4:15pm Circle activities, stories, outdoor play, or structured free play

Pre-K: For children who turn 4 by Dec. 1

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.

Adult-to-Child Ratio: 1 adult for every 8 children

General Daily Schedule:

7am Welcome and free play
8:30am Learning centers
9am Circle time and literacy activities
9:30am Snack
10am Learning centers and theme-related activities, swimming, PlayGym, gym as scheduled
11am Outdoor play
12pm Lunch
1:15pm Rest time
3:30pm Wake up and snack time
4:15pm Outdoor play, or structured free play