Daycare & Preschool

JCC Daycares & Preschoos

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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

Our Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach to Early Learning


The story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar was a catalyst for co-constructing curriculum with children in the daycare and preschool.

Children expressed their understandings, questions, ideas, and feelings through story, song, movement and art.

Our story of this long term project makes the children's learning visible and shows them to be competent, capable and curious learners.

Click here to read our book...

Today & tomorrow at the JCC - video
The Child Development Centre opened the JCC AGM this year with video highlighting children's ideas for our future JCC. Click to watch video...

SHEVA - a dynamic vision of excellence




Sheva is the new Early Learning Framework from the Jewish Community Center Association of North America. It outlines a dynamic vision of excellence in Jewish early childhood education using text study as way to deepen understandings of the work we do.

As co-creators of Sheva and part of the first cohort, the Karen and Gary Simkin Family Child Development Centre is proud to be named a Sheva Cornerstone Community. This honour is truly a tribute to the teachers in the daycares and the preschools. We are celebrated as a model for Jewish early childhood education, working with centers across North America, building new communities of learners.