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.

Dragon Days (ages 4-5)

Through stories, we will delve into dragon dens, creep through dungeons, and seek the counsel of maidens, magicians, and knights. Afterwards, we will explore our inspiration through art, building, and storytelling. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 1/10-3/7 2:15-3:00pm $190 $228

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 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
Wed 10/10-12/12 1:30-2:15pm $100 $228
Wed 1/9-3/6 1:30-2:15pm $190 $228

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.

My Grown-up & Me Music (ages 0-24 months)

A fun introduction to songs, rhythm, movement and instrument play with your child. Instructor: Karen Enfield.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 10/9-12/11 9:15-10:00am $180 $216

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.

Fine Motor/ Fine Art (ages 4-5)

We’ll polish our fine motor skills through projects inspired by various artists, illustrators, and stories. We’ll practice paper cutting, beading, weaving, drawing, and more. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 10/9-12/11 2:15-3:00pm $210 $252

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.

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. Instructor: Gali Shapira.

More info: [email protected]

 

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Thu 10/11- 12/13 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228
4-5 years Thu 10/11- 12/13 1::30-2:15pm $190 $228
3-4 years Thu 1/10-3/7 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228
Ages 4-5 years Thu 1/10-3/7 1:30-2:15pm $190 $228

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 11/22

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 Tuesday from 11:15am-12:30pm. Cost is $60 for 10 sessions. You can try a first session for free.

Upcoming dates:

  • Fall Cohort: 9/4, 9/18, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22
  • Spring Cohort: 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11

For more information, contact Roni Wolf at Jewish Federation: [email protected]. Sign up on Jewish Federation’s website at www.jvalley.org.

Jump Into a Story (ages 2-3)

Each week we’ll hear a story, then engage in a variety of activities based around the story. Development of fine motor, gross motor, listening skills and fun are the focus of this class.  With teacher Ashly Cook.

More info: [email protected]

 

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 10/10-12/12* 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228
Wed 1/9-3/6 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228

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.

Kehillah Construction (ages 4-5)

We will read stories to further our knowledge of building and construction techniques. Then, as a kehillah (community), we will plan and build structures together using different materials each week. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 10/10-12/12* 2:15-3:00pm $190 $228
Wed 1/9-3/6 2:15-3:00pm $190 $228

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 11/21

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: [email protected]

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 3-4 Tue 1/8-3/12* 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228
Ages 4-5 Tue 1/8-3/12* 1:45-2:30pm $190 $228

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 2/12

Making Music (ages 2-5)

Shake, rattle & roll to popular family and children’s music with teacher Karen Enfield. Songs, rhythm, movement, and instrument play.

More info: [email protected]

 

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 10/9-12/11 12:30-1:15pm $180 $216

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.

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 10/11-12/13* 12:30-1:15pm $162 $195
3-4 years Fri 10/12-12/14* 12:30-1:15pm $162 $195
3-4 years Thu 1/10-3/7 12:30-1:15pm $162 $194.40
3-4 years Fri 1/11-3/8 12:30-1:15pm $162 $194.40
AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
4-5 years Thu 10/11-12/13* 1:30-2:15pm $162 $195
4-5 years Fri 10/12-12/14* 1:30-2:15pm $162 $195
4-5 years Thu 1/10-3/7 1:30-2:15pm $162 $194.40
4-5 years Fri 1/11-3/8 1:30-2:15pm $162 $194.40

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 11/22, 11/23

Monsters and Masks! (ages 4-5)

Each week, we will read a monster story, and then 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 10/11-12/13* 2:15-3:00pm $190 $228

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

* No class 11/22

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

Munching on Munsch (ages 4-5)

Each week we will read and discuss a story by the entertaining author, Robert Munsch. After our story time 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 1/8-3/12 2:15-3:00pm $190 $228

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.

Mudworks (ages 3-5)

Art meets science in this squishy, squashy, hands-on class. Children will get experience creating and using various messy materials. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: [email protected]

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Wed 1/9-3/13* 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228
4-5 years Wed 1/9-3/13* 1:45-2:30pm $190 $228

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 2/13

Music and Movement (ages 2-5)

Let’s get up and move through songs, rhythm and instrument play. Participation will improve coordination and develop a sense of musical timing, phrase and form. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: [email protected]

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
2-4 years Thu 1/10-3/14* 12:30-1:15pm $162 $194.40
4-5 years Thu 1/10-3/14* 1:30-2:15pm $162 $194.40

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 2/14

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: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 3-4 Tue 10/9-12/11 12:30-1:15pm $210 $252
AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 4-5 Tue 10/9-12/11 1:45-2:30pm $210 $252

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.

The Puppets Love Me (Ages 3-4)

Children will become friends with the puppets which will help them create their own stories, stimulate their imagination, improve their motor skills, and express their feelings. A place to increase their group participation, and boost confidence at an early age. With teacher Samare.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 10/10-12/12* 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228
Wed 1/9-3/6 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228

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

* No class 11/21

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

Science Explorers (ages 3-5)

Future scientists will have fun while they learn basic principles of science using common household ingredients and equipment, with instructor Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 3-4 Wed 10/10-12/12* 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228
AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 4-5 Wed 10/10-12/12* 1:45-2:30pm $190 $228

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

* No class 11/21

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 concepts (Science. Technology. Engineering, Art, and Math). Instructor Samare Moazeni teaches ages 3-4, and instructor Vanina Sandel teaches ages 4-5.

More info: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Mon 10/8-12/10* 12:30-1:15pm $190 $228
3-4 years Mon 1/7-3/11* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $180
AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
4-5 years Mon 10/8-12/10* 2:00-2:45pm $190 $228
4-5 years Mon 1/7-3/11* 2:00- 2:45pm $150 $180

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

* No class 11/5, 1/14, 2/18, 3/4

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

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.liverpoolfcamerica-bayarea.com/mini-academy or contact Alex Saunders of Liverpool Football Club-Bay Area at [email protected].


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.

Tumbling and Floor Gymnastics (ages 3.5-5)

This class teaches the basics of tumbling and gymnastics, and is a great introduction to our Circus and Gymnastics classes for older kids. Instructor: Abby Pistoni.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 12/6-1/24* 12:30-1:30pm $150 $180
Thu 1/31-3/7 12:30-1:30pm $150 $180

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

* No class 12/27, 1/3

Enjoy the benefits of yoga combined with storytelling, music, and creative arts with teacher Linda Adelson. Choose Thursday or Friday class.

More info: [email protected]

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
2.5-3 years Fri 10/12-12/14* 12:30-1:00pm $144 $173
2.5-3 years Fri 1/11-3/8 12:30-1:00pm $144 $172.80
AGES DATES DAY TIME CM/SM NM
3-5 years Fri 10/12-12/14* 1:30-2:15pm $162 $195
3-5 years Fri 1/11-3/8 1:30-2:15pm $162 $194.40

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 11/23