EARLY CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT CLASSES

The JCC’s Early Childhood Education Department offers enrichment classes for children from birth to 5 years old, as well as Parent and Me classes for infants and toddlers. 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.

 

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.

Monsters and Masks (ages 4-5)

Each week, we will read a new monster story. Afterwards, we will work on one continuous project: our very own, layered and complex monster mask, to be completed and taken home the last week of class. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 10/10-12/12* 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.

* No class 11/28

Munching on Munsch (ages 4-5)

Each week we will read and discuss a story by the entertaining author Robert Munsch. After our storytime we will create and enjoy a delightful snack inspired by each book! Not recommended for children with dietary restrictions. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.
More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 10/8-12/10* 2:15-3:00pm $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 10/15, 10/22

Drama with Young Performers (ages 4-5)

A class to help young children boost their creativity, build their confidence, and develop their social skills through making stories, picking roles, and play. With teacher Samare Moazeni.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 10/10-12/12* 1:45-2:30pm $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.

* No class 11/28

Storybook Creations (ages 3-5)

Each week we will be reading a story and creating an activity to further enhance it. We will be building, cooking, and doing puppet shows, art, and science. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein

More info: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 3-4 Tue 10/8-12-10* 12:30-1:15pm $170 $210
Ages 4-5 Tue 10/8-12-10* 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 10/15, 10/22

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: Gali Shapira.

More info: [email protected]

 

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Thu 10/10-12/12* 12:30-1:15pm $190 $235
Ages 4-5 years Thu 10/10-12/12* 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.

*No class 11/28

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.

Upcoming 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
  • Crawlers to New Walkers group meets 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11, 1/8, 1/22

For more information or to sign up, contact Roni Wolf at Jewish Federation: [email protected].

Mini Sports (ages 3-5)

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

More info: [email protected]

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Thu 10/10-12/12* 12:30-1:15pm $190 $235
3-4 years Fri 10/11-12/13* 12:30-1:15pm $170 $210
AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
4-5 years Thu 10/10-12/12* 1:30-2:15pm $190 $235
4-5 years Fri 10/11-12/13* 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 11/8, 11/28, 11/29

Playing with the Letters (ages 3-4)

Children will be exposed to letters and their sounds through creative and fun hands-on activities. Play games, make crafts, and learn along the way. Instructor: Samare Moazeni.

More info: [email protected]

 

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 10/8-12/10* 12:30-1:15pm $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 10/15, 10/22

World Explorers (ages 3-5)

Young Explorers get ready to travel the world with a new destination each week.  We will be learning about many exciting countries and cities through stories, crafts, dancing, cooking, maps, pictures, and more.  Let’s get ready to explore! Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 3-4 Wed 10/16-12/11* 12:30-1:15pm $170 $210
Ages 4-5 Wed 10/16-12/11* 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 11/27

Making Music (ages 2-3)

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: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 10/10-12/12* 12:30-1:15pm $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.

* No class 11/28

Music and Performance (ages 4-5)

Song, interpretive dance, percussion and imaginative play with the goal of performing, 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: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 10/10-12/12* 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.

* No class 11/28

The Puppets Love Me (Ages 3-4)

Children make puppets from story characters and perform puppet shows. They improve their motor skills, express their feelings and stimulate their imagination. A place to increase group participation and boost confidence at an early age. Instructor: Samare Moazeni.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 10/10-12/12* 12:30-1:15pm $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.

* No class 11/28

STEAMing at Preschool (ages 3-5)

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

More info: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 3-4 Mon 10/7-12/9* 12:30-1:15pm $170 $210
Ages 4-5 Mon 10/7-12/9* 2:00-2:45pm $170 $210
Ages 4-5 Tue 10/8-12/10* 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 10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/22

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 [email protected]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 [email protected] 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: [email protected]

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
2.5-3 years Fri 10/11-12/13* 12:30-1:00pm $145 $185
AGES DATES DAY TIME CM/SM NM
3-5 years Fri 10/11-12/13* 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 11/8, 11/29