“And Make Yourselves a New Heart and a New Spirit”
Early Childhood Center
Welcome to our vibrant, warm Early Childhood Center! At the New City Jewish Center ECC, our mission is to incorporate the best practices in early childhood education, integrated with our Jewish values, practices, ritual and Hebrew language. We believe that every child is unique and should be given the opportunity to grow and thrive at their own pace, allowing them to learn in a place that makes them feel safe both physically and emotionally. Our pre-school is built on learning through play. We strongly believe that hands-on, experiential learning is essential to nurturing a curious mind and creative soul, and that starts with a child's first educational experience, nursery school. We follow NAEYC standards, and are one of the only pre-schools in Rockland County to be licensed by New York State.
The NCJC ECC programs are all-encompassing, from Stepping Up and Yoga and Me to Pre-K. We help guide your child through all the early childhood developmental stages, incorporating into our curriculum programs such as yoga, Hebrew language, sports, music and enrichment classes on all levels. We offer great flexibility of hours, including, besides our regular school programs, early drop-off and new after-care to accommodate working parents. We are a school of excellence, a warm, welcoming place for both you and your child. Come join us!
Jackie Binstock, Director
Early Childhood Education
(845) 638-9600 Ext 112
Yoga & Me (1-2 year olds)
Stepping Up (18-22 months)
Getting Ready for Shabbat! - Friday enrichment program
Early drop-off at 8:00 a.m.
NEW! After-care program until 5:30!
Our playground is both fun and complies with New York state regulations. We also have a beautiful indoor gym.
Special Programs Year-Round
Hebrew Through Movement: Our yoga teacher incorporates the spoken language by using age appropriate yoga activities. She uses stories, songs, holidays and special experiences to teach through the children’s bodies and senses .
Nursery Yoga: Our certified Yoga teacher has the children moving their bodies and stimulating their imagination. This program is designed to increase body awareness, flexibility and strength, while developing attention span and concentration.
Sports: Our certified coach develops listening skills, team building and cooperation in addition to helping the children get the exercise and coordination that they so need.
MUSIC: OUR MUSIC TEACHER TEACHES NOT ONLY AN APPRECIATION AND LOVE FOR MUSIC AND SONGS, BUT ALSO INCORPORATES LISTENING SKILLS AND MOVEMENT INTO EVERYTHING SHE DOES. SHE ALSO HELPS ENHANCE OUR SHABBAT CELEBRATION EACH WEEK.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION: FROM EARLY SPRING THROUGH LATE FALL, WE SPEND EVERY WEEK WORKING ON OUR BEAUTIFUL GARDEN, FROM TILLING AND PLANTING TO COMPOSTING AND HARVESTING. OUR MASTER GARDENER TEACHES US HOW SEEDS GERMINATE, WHAT YOU NEED FROM THE SOIL AND HOW DIFFERENT PLANTS GROW. AS THE GARDEN BLOSSOMS, WE HAVE A FARMERS MARKET, WITH ALL THE PROCEEDS GOING TO TZEDAKAH, CHARITY.