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.

Campfire Tales (ages 4-5)

Gather around our (pretend) campfire and we’ll tell stories together. Then, we will work on illustrating our stories. At the end of the session we will each take home our own storybooks! Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 3/28–5/23* 2:15-3:00pm $150 $185

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 4/18, 4/25

Creative Canvas (ages 4-5)

We’ll read books and study their illustrations for inspiration, and explore different art media on individual canvases. Together, we will develop layers of texture and color during each class on a single canvas to be taken home at the end of the session. Instructor: Quelise Schroeder.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 3/26-5/21* 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 4/23

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 3/27-5/29* 1:45-2:30pm $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 4/10, 4/24

How Does Your Garden Grow? (ages 3-5)

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

More info: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 3-4 Tue 3/26-5/21* 12:30-1:15pm $170 $210
Ages 4-5 Tue 3/26-5/21* 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 4/23

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 3/28-5/23* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $185
Ages 4-5 years Thu 3/28-5/23* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $185

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 4/18, 4/25

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:

  • 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 3/27-5/22* 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 4/24

Math Games (ages 3-4)

Play games that introduce basic math concepts. Our interactive games give children the opportunity to have fun while learning. Instructor: Samare Moazeni.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Fri 3/29-5/24* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $185

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 4/19, 4/26

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 3/28-5/23* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $185
3-4 years Fri 3/29-5/24* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $185
AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
4-5 years Thu 3/28-5/23* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $185
4-5 years Fri 3/29-5/24* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $185

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 4/18, 4/19, 4/25, 4/26

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
Thu 3/28-5/23* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $185

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 4/18, 4/25

Ready, Set, Explore (ages 3-5)

Get ready to explore different destinations by looking at maps, pictures, and hearing stories. Each week we’ll visit a new destination. We’ll travle to the desert, the ocean, and many cities and countries. Let’s go exploring. Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein.

More info: [email protected]

AGES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
3-4 years Wed 3/27-5/22* 12:30-1:15pm $170 $210
4-5 years Wed 3/27-5/22* 1:45-2:30pm $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 4/24

Rhythm and Body 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
Ages 2-4 Thu 3/28-5/23* 12:30-1:15pm $150 $185
Ages 4-5 Thu 3/28-5/23* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $185

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 4/18, 4/25

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. A maximum of 6 children will be enrolled in this class. Instructor: Samare Moazeni.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 3/27-5/29* 12:30-1:15pm $170 $210

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

* No class 4/10, 4/24

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: Samara Moazeni.

More info: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Ages 3-4 Mon 3/25-6/3* 12:30-1:15pm $170 $210
Ages 4-5 Mon 3/25-6/3* 2:00-2:45pm $170 $210
Ages 3-5 Tue 3/26-5/28* 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 4/8, 4/9, 4/22, 4/23, 5/27

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.

Tumbling and Floor Gymnastics (ages 4-6)

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 3/14-5/2* 12:30-1:30pm $150 $180

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

* No class 3/21, 4/11

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 3/29-5/24* 12:30-1:00pm $130 $165
AGES DATES DAY TIME CM/SM NM
3-5 years Fri 3/29-5/24* 1:30-2:15pm $150 $185

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 4/19, 4/26