Early Childhood

Our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program engages children in activities that promote creativity, accelerate learning and stimulate social interaction. Everything we do is focused on developing skills for life and ensuring every child is well-prepared academically and socially for the years ahead.


Tours of our Early Childhood Education program are available:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am-Noon
  • Wednesdays 4-5 pm.

Tours must be scheduled in advance.

To schedule, or for more information, contact Erica Johnson at (317)251-9467 ext. 2282 or

Registration & Waitlist forms can be found here.

Infants & Toddlers

Mon-Fri | 7 am-6 pm

The JCC offers year-round care for our youngest members. Parents are responsible for providing diapers, wipes and baby food needed for meals and snacks. Once your child is on table food, we supply meals and snacks. All children over the age of twelve months will celebrate holidays to share universal values, Jewish culture and observance of traditions for children of all faiths.

6 Weeks-12 Months

Infants and toddlers will be cared for in large, spacious rooms with full-size cribs and individual caregiver attention. Nursing mothers are welcome to come at feeding times.


Children older than 12 months will benefit from quiet places for napping and rocking, large play areas and our enclosed outdoor play area for plenty of exercise, fresh air and sunshine. They will be exposed to a creative curriculum designed to foster discover, independent choice and problem solving. We also provide physical education, movement art and music classes taught by experts.


When children reach age 2, they will continue to benefit from our physical space and curriculum to foster individual development within their classrooms. Our staff also offers support and encouragement during toilet-training.


Early Childhood Education at the JCC is year round. All children over the age of twelve months will celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays to share Jewish culture, universal values and observance of traditions for children of all faiths


Optional 3-day or 5-day | 9 am–12:30 pm

Students at the JCC Preschool will learn pre-reading skills, social studies, science and Hebrew. They will learn creative expression with arts & crafts and music from specialized instructions. We also hold swimming lessons and gym classes, go on field trips and focus on group play. Preschool classes celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays to share Jewish culture, universal values and observances of traditions for children of all faiths.


Mon-Fri | 9 am-2 pm

Pre-K at the JCC provides a rich curriculum that includes math, reading, science, social studies and Hebrew. Students will also take field trips and take advantage of enrichment programs. Specialized instructors provide classes for music, arts & crafts, physical education and swimming.

We Take Action to Protect Children as a Darkness to Light “Partner in Prevention”

Staff Members Trained in Award-Winning Stewards of Children® Program for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

We have achieved “Partner in Prevention” status again this year, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve.

One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. We earned the “Partner in Prevention” designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90% of its management, staff, and volunteers. This evidence-informed program is scientifically proven to help participants prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. “Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations that take child protection seriously by implementing policy and training staff to prevent child sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light is an international organization that leads the movement to end child sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults in education, youth serving organizations, and communities to protect children. Darkness to Light has affiliates in all 50 states and 16 international locations.