Daycare & Preschool

JCC Daycare & Preschool

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All of our licensed early childhood programs share the same philosophy of learning through play. Teachers nurture and provide care and education for your children, building relationships of trust and security. We believe that your children’s growing capacity for kindness and compassion, creativity and critical thinking skills are the foundation for our future.

  • Our curriculum is constructed around children’s interests
  • Multi-aged groupings invite children to move through their day based on their interests and abilities
  • Children are immersed in the richness of Jewish traditions & values
  • The arts are used as a language for learning and self-expression
  • Science, math and literacy are integrated into programs in a hands-on, age appropriate way
  • Physical activity is an important part of each day


The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to The Ben and Esther Dayson Charitable Foundation for an incredibly generous grant that has enabled us to construct a new outdoor play space, replacing the old JCC playground.

The new Ben and Esther Dayson Outdoor Learning Centre has been designed with input from children attending the Early Childhood Centre, and Paul Dirks, noted local playground architect.

In addition to creating an ecologically and environmentally sensitive play space, the playground incorporates design elements that reflect Jewish culture and traditions. Most importantly, the area is an exciting place for children to challenge their growing abilities in a safe and beautiful environment.

Have a look at our new playground >>

A special thank you to the Jewish Community Foundation and all our community donours who created such a wonderful initial groundswell of enthusiasm.

Why I choose the J

 A letter from a parent

It's hard to believe that the end of the school year is almost here!

I've been spending some time lately reflecting on this past year in Bet Preschool and all of the wonderful memories that the children have experienced together: music and art classes, Israeli dancing, field trips, celebrating the Jewish holidays and Shabbat, just to name a few. These highlights won't soon be forgotten, but it's the beauty of the day to day routines in class that I want to hold in my heart and remember forever. The friendships that have formed between the children and with their teachers, Jen and Carmen, and the skills and learning that have developed right before our eyes. When I think back to the first day of Bet Preschool when I dropped Sydney off, a shy and quiet girl who was very unsure about her environment, I am amazed to see how much she has grown and thrived within the Bet classroom over the past two years. It has truly been a memorable and fun filled year and it has been such a pleasure being the Parent Liaison for our classroom during this time. I will sincerely miss you all!

Thank you Jen and Carmen for loving our children so much and creating such a rich and full environment in which they can learn and grow.

Susan Lazarus