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Early Learning Center

Come learn with us!

Applications are now available for our Early Learning programs for the 2021-2022 school year! Enrollment is also now open for 2021 Noah's Ark Summer Camp


The JCC of Greater Baltimore’s Early Childhood programs offer so much more than a preschool!  From Infant and Toddler care to Preschool to Kindergarten at the J, we provide full-day and extended care options for ages 3 months to 5 years.

Between our established Stoler Early Learning Center in Owings Mills, our new collaboration with the E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, and our planned Meyerhoff Family Engagement Center, we offer a variety of activities for families with young children. These include an array of Baby & Me classes in addition to J Kids afterschool and weekend enrichment programs.

Your journey begins when you register your child: your family becomes our family. You’ll be a part of the entire community at the J.

We continue to ensure a safe and healthy school environment including following CDC guidelines as well as the protocols and procedures from the Maryland State Department of Education and Baltimore County’s Department of Health, as well as timely recommendations from our medical partner, LifeBridge Health. 

For information, contact: Dani Ashendorf | 410.559.3589 | dashendorf@jcc.org

Stoler ELC

The Stoler Early Learning Center is located at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC

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Meyerhoff ELC

The Meyerhoff Early Learning Center at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC will not be operational for the 2021-2022 school year

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E.B. Hirsh ECC

The E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center is located at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

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ELC Overview

Our Facilities
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Along with our expert teaching staff, your child will have access to all that the J has to offer including warm and inviting classrooms, a full-sized gymnasium, teaching kitchen, outdoor play areas, and indoor pools, where each child (ages 3+) receives American Red Cross Certified instructional swim lessons.

Our Week
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Our schedule is structured, yet flexible and provides for a variety of experiences, levels of difficulty, and pacing. Teachers allow time for individual and small group learning (such as blocks, manipulatives, books, dramatic play, art, and science) as well as whole class activities (such as morning meeting, music, stories, and movement). 

A balance of indoor and outdoor activities as well as active and calm activities is incorporated into the program each day. Child-initiated learning is blended with teacher-guided activities for a comprehensive educational experience.

Our Teachers
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At the core of our program are excellent teachers who understand that the early years of life are the most critical in forming a child’s opinion of himself or herself. Our staff’s goal is to create an enriched environment full of excitement and encouragement. As a result, every child develops a love of learning and a feeling of self-worth as an individual and as a member of a group.

The teachers put theory into practice recognizing that each child enters the classroom with a unique set of skills, strengths, and needs. That’s why we individualize our teaching styles to meet the needs of each and every child. We consider ourselves to be partners with our parents. Enhancing your child’s confidence and curiosity through creative engagement is what we do – everyday!

Healthy Choices
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Our Healthy Choices curriculum has been recognized by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Child Care Initiative for Exceptional Work in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity.

This program teaches children ages 2 to 5 about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy proteins. Every week our students have the opportunity to taste new foods like kale, quinoa, and kiwi. Daily physical activity also serves as a critical component of this program.

Exceptional Program Advantages
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American Red Cross Instructional Swim (ages 3+) | Nutrition | Physical Education | Indoor & Outdoor Play | Literacy and Math | Language Development | Science and Nature | Gardening | Jewish Programming | Hebrew Language | Cooking | Art and Music | Field Trips | Nursing Services | Afternoon Enrichment Classes

Program Hours
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Stoler ELC | Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC

Infant/Toddler, Preschool & Kindergarten
All 2020-21 programs will run Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
At this time, we are unable to offer Part-Time, Early Drop Off and Late Stay options.

Noah’s Ark Summer Camp
Ages: 2-5
Learn more about our summer camp.

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