Westchester Jewish Center Early Childhood Center

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  • Ann Pardes, director
    Palmer and Rockland Avenues
    (Use 175 Rockland Ave. for GPS purposes.)

  • 914-698-2767
  • https://www.wjcenter.org/

Westchester Jewish Center


Early Childhood Center Nursery School Program


WJC’s Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Center (ECC) accepts preschoolers ages 2-5, and offers a co-teach model pre-kindergarten. Our school supports children’s physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth–all in the context of a caring environment. Children receive a solid Jewish foundation including holiday celebrations and community and classroom Shabbat experiences. Structured days offered in newly renovated classrooms and redesigned nature–inspired playground. Small teacher-to-student ratio assures individualized attention. Extended day with special electives such as Dance and Drum, Nature, Art, Tae Kwon Do, Fenom Fitness, and Science. 

Mommy and Me classes for  1-2 year olds meet once a week for one hour and 15 minutes.
These classes offer the opportunity for your child to explore, experience and succeed at a variety of tasks that he or she chooses. It is the perfect introduction to a school setting. One of the most important aspects of this class is that the parents or caregivers participate fully with the child. 

For more information please call  the Early Childhood Office at 914-698-2767 or email ecdire@wjcenter.org 

Registration Now Open for 2018 Programs: 

We are a community of teachers, parents and children and offer an Early Childhood Education program that supports children's physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth - all in the context of a Jewish environment.   

Early Childhood offers Mommy & Me, in addition to programs for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year-olds.

Browse our website to learn more about our WJC Early Childhood programs or visit our state of the art facility and meet our energetic, experienced staff.  Call (914) 698-2767 to schedule a tour or for more information.  

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Need books to nurture your young children’s or grandchildren’s Yiddishkeit?


WJC is a national PJ Library partner.  The PJ Library Committee is a collaboration of professional and lay leaders devoted to sustaining and promoting PJ Library at WJC through professional leadership, volunteers, grants and programming. PJ Library provides Jewish books and music for families with children ages six months through 8 years old. For more information about PJ Library visit www.pjlibrary.org

WJC offers a variety of PJ Library programs throughout the year including Sunday Morning Story Time and Sing -Along, holiday programs, special events and after school programs. Extra copies of all PJ Library books are available for loan from the WJC Hendel Family Library.

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Please check our website at www.wjcenter.org and weekly E-newsletter for the most up-to-date information including times, schedules and any fees or reservations associated with events. You may also call the WJC office at (914)968-2960. 

Religious School

The Dan and Beverly Cannold Religious School innovatively combines formal classroom instruction with enrichment programs to provide an engaging and dynamic experience for children and families. Please contact Aleza Kulp, Education Director, at 914-698-2966 for more information



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Carnival time with costumes, obstacle courses, contests, balloon characters and lots of games and food. Fun for all!

Yom Yisrael – Celebrate Israel Independence Day!    

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Dance with Shmulik Gov-Ari!  Bring family and friends as we create our own community Israeli line dance! Join us for dinner following our celebration! 



From the spiritual to the practical, our B’nei Mitzvah Committee works with the clergy and B’nei Mitzvot families to enhance their experiences on the way to achieving this important milestone.

Along with clergy-led parent education meetings and discussions in the years leading to B’nei Mitzvot, the committee sponsors social activities* for each grade to build community connections.

*Check the weekly newsletter and www.wjcenter.org for latest details on activities, times and confirmed dates. Or call the office at (914) 698-2960.


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