EARLY CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT CLASSES

The JCC’s Early Childhood Education Department offers enrichment classes for children from birth to 5 years old. These classes are open to everyone–you don’t have to be an APJCC Preschool family to enroll a child in these classes.

How To Register

To sign up for classes, please fill out a Registration Form.

 

Abracadabra! (ages 4-5)

Witches and Wizards, Fairies and Critters! We’ll explore all things MAGIC, through stories and art. And, maybe do a little magic ourselves. Each week, we’ll read a story and then work on a project inspired by our book. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Tue 3/24-5/19* 2:15-3:00pm $170

* No class 4/14

Aquatic Adventures! (ages 4-5)

Together we’ll dive deep into the depths of the ocean, wander through meandering rivers, and cruise across crystal clear lakes. We’ll read stories from my underwater library, and then work on our very own, multilayered canvases, inspired by the creatures we meet, and their hidden world. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Wed 3/25-5/20* 2:15-3:00pm $150

* No class 4/8, 4/15

Campfire Tales (ages 4-5)

We’ll gather around our (pretend) campfire and tell stories together. We’ll develop our stories around each child’s suggestions. Then we’ll illustrate our stories while we recount our ideas. At the end of the session we will each take home our own storybooks! Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 1/14-3/10 2:15-3:00pm $190 $235

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

APJCC Dance Academy classes run throughout the school year and are ongoing, so you can start anytime.

We offer classes for children 2 years old and up. For more information and a complete class schedule, see the Dance page.

Dragon Days (ages 4-5)

Through stories, we will delve into dragon dens, creep through forests, and seek the counsel of maidens, creatures, and knights. Afterwards, we will create our very own dragons, adding a new dimension each week, inspired by our stories. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 1/15-3/11 2:15-3:00pm $190 $235

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

Drama With Young Performers (ages 3-4)

Choose your favorite character and play on the stage. Children will make up stories and choose their favorite characters and costumes. We’ll also design and build a stage as a group and play roles in it for each story. Instructor: Samare Moazeni.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Thu 3/26-5/21* 12:30-1:15pm $150

* No class 4/9, 4/16

How Does Your Garden Grow (ages 3-5)

Spring is here and we’re ready to make things grow. Our class will include activities such as planting, art, cooking and stories. Come help our garden grow. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME PRICE
3-4 years Tue 3/24-5/26* 12:30-1:15pm $150
4-5 years Tue 3/24-5/26* 1:30-2:15pm $150

* No class 4/7, 4/14, 4/21

IvriTime (ages 3-5)

Ivrit is the word for “Hebrew” in the Hebrew language. Children are invited on a journey to learn Hebrew through play, songs, and crafts. Minimum enrollment 5, maximum enrollment 8. Instructor: Ronit Rose.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

 

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Thu 1/16-3/12 12:30-1:15pm $190 $235
3-4 years Thu 3/26-5/21* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $150
4-5 years Thu 1/16-3/12 1:30-2:15pm $190 $235
4-5 years Thu 3/26-5/21* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $150

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

* No class 4/9, 4/16

J-Fam: A Playgroup For Jewish Babies and Their Grownups

J-Fam is a playgroup organized by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, in partnership with the JCC. 

New to the area? New to parenthood? New to or want to learn more about Judaism? Looking to find new friends? Check out J-Fam!

With the guidance of a dynamic rabbi-educator (and mom of little ones), we will create a pluralistic space for sharing, venting, singing, learning, and most of all, supporting each other. For babies 5 months old to new walkers, with their grownup.

This group is facilitated by Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, the JCC’s Mindful Jewish Journeys Educator.

We meet every other Wednesday from 10:00-11:00am. Cost is $100 for the entire session.

Dates:

  • Newborns to New Crawlers group: 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11

For more information or to sign up, contact Roni Wolf at Jewish Federation: roni@jvalley.org.

Lego City (ages 3-4)

Each week in Lego City, children will face the challenge of running a city. They’ll make a map of a city, figure out the necessities, work together to solve the problems and finally build the solutions with Lego. A great problem-solving class. Instructor: Samare Moazeni.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

 

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Tue 3/24-5/19* 12:30-1:15pm $170

* No class 4/14

Let Your Seuss Loose (ages 3-5)

Enjoy a whimsical journey through the legendary stories of Dr. Seuss. During each class children will experience a story being read, then complete a project related to the theme of the book. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME PRICE
3-4 years Wed 3/25-5/27* 12:30-1:15pm $150
4-5 years Wed 3/25-5/27* 1:30-2:15pm $150

* No class 4/8, 4/15, 4/22

Making Music (ages 2.5-5)

Song, interpretive dance, percussion and imaginative play, comprise an enriching musical experience. Parent participation music party with optional performance by students on the last day of class! Minimum enrollment: 5. Maximum enrollment: 8. Instructor: Karen Enfield.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME PRICE
2-3 years Thu 1/16-3/12* 12:30-1:15pm $170
2.5-3 years Mon 3/23-5/18* 12;30-1:15pm $170
4-5 years Mon 3/23-5/18* 1:30-2:15pm $170

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

* No class 3/5, 4/13

Mini Sports (ages 3-5)

A fun introduction to organized athletic play, with Liverpool Football Club. Choose Thursday or Friday class.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Thu 1/16-3/12 12:30-1:15pm $190 $235
3-4 years Fri 1/17-3/13 12:30-1:15pm $190 $235
3-4 years Thu 3/26-5/21* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $150
3-4 years Fri 3/27-5/22* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $150
AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
4-5 years Thu 1/16-3/12 1:30-2:15pm $190 $235
4-5 years Fri 1/17-3/13 1:30-2:15pm $190 $235
4-5 years Thu 3/26-5/21* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $150
4-5 years Fri 3/27-5/22* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $150

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

* No class 4/9, 4/10, 4/16, 4/17

Music and Performance (ages 4-5)

Song, interpretive dance, percussion and imaginative play comprise an enriching musical experience. Musical performance and party for parents and students on the last day of class! Minimum enrollment: 5. Maximum enrollment: 8. Instructor: Karen Enfield.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 1/16-3/12* 1:30-2:15pm $170 $210

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

* No class 3/5

Once Upon a Recipe (ages 3-5)

Future chefs will have fun and learn basic principles of cooking in a safe, fun environment. Each week children will hear a story and make a recipe that relates to the story. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Wed 1/15-3/11 12:30-1:15pm $190 $235
4-5 years Wed 1/15-3/11 1:30-2:15pm $190 $235

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

Science Explorers (ages 3-5)

Future scientists have fun while learning basic principles of science using common household ingredients and equipment. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Mon 1/13-3/9* 12:30-1:15pm $130 $160
4-5 years Mon 1/13-3/9* 1:30-2:15pm $130 $160

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

* No class 1/20, 2/17, 3/2

Slime, Dough and More (ages 3-5)

A squishy, squashy, hands on sensory art class where children will get experience creating and using various messy materials. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Tue 1/14-3/10 12:30-1:15pm $190 $235
4-5 years Tue 1/14-3/10 1:30-2:15pm $190 $235

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

STEAMing at Preschool (ages 3-5)

Play-based projects that explore basic STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. Instructor: Samare Moazeni

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME PRICE
3-4 years Mon 3/23-5/18* 12:30-1:15pm $170
4-5 years Mon 3/23-5/18* 2:00-2:45pm $170

* No class 4/13

Soccer and at the JCC is run by the Liverpool Football Club – Bay Area, a nationally accredited U.S. Club Soccer Academy that offers soccer lessons for ages 18 months-5 years, an instructional recreational league for ages Under 6 and Under 7 years, and competitive team play for U7-U18. For complete listings for preschool-age soccer programs,see www.lfcinternationalacademynorcal.com/mini-academy or contact Alex Saunders of Liverpool Football Club-Bay Area at alex.saunders@LFCInternationalAcademyNorCal.com.


CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

The JCC offers group swim lessons in the spring, summer, and fall, and private and semi-private lessons all year long. Our outdoor pool is heated to 82 degrees year-round. Keep your child in swim lessons throughout the year so they don’t forget what they learned over the summer!

For details, see the Swim Lessons page or contact aquatics@apjcc.org or 408.357.7428.

The JCC offers tennis lessons for ages 4 and up. For details, see the Tennis page.

Yoga Kids (ages 2-5)

Enjoy the benefits of yoga combined with storytelling, music, and creative arts. Instructor: Linda Adelson.

More info: wendyz@apjcc.org

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
2.5-3 years Fri 1/17-3/13 12:30-1:00pm $165 $210
2.5-3 years Fri 3/27-5/22* 12:30-1:00pm $130 $130
AGES DATES DAY TIME CM/SM NM
3-5 years Fri 1/17-3/13 1:30-2:15pm $190 $235
3-5 years Fri 3/27-5/22* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $150

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

To register, please fill out a Child Registration Form and give it to the Preschool office.

* No class 4/10, 4/17