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Preschool + Daycare

NEW additional full-day licensed child care program!

We know the child care crisis in BC is hitting our community and we’re answering the call! The JCC is excited to introduce a new full-day program starting in September. The City of Vancouver recently reviewed and approved our application to operate an additional TWENTY spaces.

The new program will operate 7:15-3:15 September through June and 7:15-5:00 July-August. Registration for 10-month and 12-month options will be through our current waitlist. We hope this is a boost to our community and a relief to those families who have been on the waitlist. We will start reaching out to families in June.

The upcoming weeks and months will bring more details on the new program including staffing and naming.

Please read the FAQs below

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What age group can attend the new program?
This program is for children 30 months to school age. There is a limited amount of space for children under the age of 36 months.

What type of curriculum will you offer?
Like our current programming the new space will offer a play-based, emergent curriculum. Each day is a balance of activities: free choice in specially designed learning centres, teacher directed activities such as music, drama, art and science, as well as outdoor and gym time. We focus on Jewish holidays from a cultural perspective and invite families to share their stories with us. We are deeply rooted in the BC Early Learning Framework as well the JCC Association Sheva Learning Framework.

What is the difference between the new program, current full-day programs, other preschools and Junior Kindergartens?
The main difference is the time. Yeladim and Gan Yeladim are open from 7:45am – 5:30pm. The new program will be open 7:15am – 3:15pm September through June, like many preschools and Junior Kindergartens. However, we will also be open 7:15am – 5:00pm July and August. Our licensed educators provide quality care and education for all the children in our programs; each having the same credentials as preschool or Junior Kindergarten teachers.

Will the program run through the summer?
There will be a 10-month as well as a 12-month option available during registration.

Is there a half-day or part-time option?
At this time we are only offering full-day, 5-day per week spaces. However, morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up can be based on family needs, as our current full-day programs are.

How do I get on the waitlist for these spaces?
We will be starting with our current waitlist; it currently serves our Yeladim and Gan Yeladim programs.

My child is already on the waitlist. Can I find out what number I am?
Yes, just call the ECE Director for information.

If I decline a space in the new program, can I stay on the waitlist?
Yes, if you prefer to wait for a space in Yeladim or Gan Yeladim, you can stay on the waitlist without penalty.

If I accept a space in the new program, can I stay on the waitlist?
Yes, you can accept a space in the new program until a space in Yeladim or Gan Yeladim becomes available.

What if I need care past 3:15pm?
Due to space constraints during the school year, we can not provide care past 3:15pm. However, the JCC offers a variety of recreational programs such as dance, swimming, sports, arts and more! Many of these programs start at 3:00pm or 3:15pm and offer pick-up from child care. In this case you would need to arrive in time for pick-up from their recreational program.

Do you have to be Jewish to attend?
The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver welcomes families from all faiths. There is a strong emphasis on Jewish values and traditions. Holidays are celebrated through stories, songs, art, games and of course cooking. Hebrew is integrated into our daily schedule.

Have other questions?
Call our team: 604-257-5111

Welcome

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

Child Care
(formerly Daycare)

These full day programs offer children warm and nurturing, stimulating and challenging environments rich in materials to spark imagination, curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. Teachers develop the schedule, routines and transitions of each day in response to children’s natural rhythms. Whether it’s free play—indoors and out, snack, nap/quiet time or specially scheduled sessions in art, Hebrew, music and sports, we provide a child-centered environment in these multi-aged groupings.

18-36 Months

Shalom B’raysheet 
Mo-Fr 7:45am – 5:30pm

3-5 Year Olds

Shalom Gan Yeladim
Mo-Fr 7:45am – 5:30pm

Shalom Yeladim 
Mo-Fr 7:45am – 5:30pm

Child Care Wait List

Download Wait List Form

Frequently asked questions

What age group can attend the new program?
This program is for children 30 months to school age. There is a limited amount of space for children under the age of 36 months.

What type of curriculum will you offer?
Like our current programming the new space will offer a play-based, emergent curriculum. Each day is a balance of activities: free choice in specially designed learning centres, teacher directed activities such as music, drama, art and science, as well as outdoor and gym time. We focus on Jewish holidays from a cultural perspective and invite families to share their stories with us. We are deeply rooted in the BC Early Learning Framework as well the JCC Association Sheva Learning Framework.

What is the difference between the new program, current full-day programs, other preschools and Junior Kindergartens?
The main difference is the time. Yeladim and Gan Yeladim are open from 7:45am – 5:30pm. The new program will be open 7:15am – 3:15pm September through June, like many preschools and Junior Kindergartens. However, we will also be open 7:15am – 5:00pm July and August. Our licensed educators provide quality care and education for all the children in our programs; each having the same credentials as preschool or Junior Kindergarten teachers.

Will the program run through the summer?
There will be a 10-month as well as a 12-month option available during registration.

Is there a half-day or part-time option?
At this time we are only offering full-day, 5-day per week spaces. However, morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up can be based on family needs, as our current full-day programs are.

How do I get on the waitlist for these spaces?
We will be starting with our current waitlist; it currently serves our Yeladim and Gan Yeladim programs.

My child is already on the waitlist. Can I find out what number I am?
Yes, just call the ECE Director for information.

If I decline a space in the new program, can I stay on the waitlist?
Yes, if you prefer to wait for a space in Yeladim or Gan Yeladim, you can stay on the waitlist without penalty.

If I accept a space in the new program, can I stay on the waitlist?
Yes, you can accept a space in the new program until a space in Yeladim or Gan Yeladim becomes available.

What if I need care past 3:15pm?
Due to space constraints during the school year, we can not provide care past 3:15pm. However, the JCC offers a variety of recreational programs such as dance, swimming, sports, arts and more! Many of these programs start at 3:00pm or 3:15pm and offer pick-up from child care. In this case you would need to arrive in time for pick-up from their recreational program.

Do you have to be Jewish to attend?
The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver welcomes families from all faiths. There is a strong emphasis on Jewish values and traditions. Holidays are celebrated through stories, songs, art, games and of course cooking. Hebrew is integrated into our daily schedule.

Have other questions?
Call our team: 604-257-5111

Preschool Morning Programs

(Preschool operates September to June)

Registration for Preschool for September 2024 is open


Download Fillable Forms


To apply for Preschool Programs

  • Completed forms (Registration Package AND relevant Application Forms) should be emailed to eceregistration@jccgv.bc.ca.
  • If you are unable to send electronically, forms can be droppped off at the JCC.
  • Applicants will be notified as to their status the week of February 26, 2024.

2 Year Olds

Shalom Aleph (2 days)
Tu & Th 9:00–12:00pm

Shabbat Shalom (1 day)
Fr 9:00–12:00pm

Shalom Aleph and Shabbat Shalom are specially designed for two-year-olds. Register for Shalom Aleph, Shabbat Shalom or both!

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Need help registering?

Call our team:
604-257-5111