Early Childhood Center

Currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 year!

Amy Friedman

(631) 421-3224 Ext. 24
Amy Friedman

Arielle Sloyer

Melville Jewish Center Early Childhood Program is a warm, nurturing and accommodating environment. It is designed to facilitate the growth of children emotionally, physically, socially and cognitively.

Our teachers are certified early childhood educators who provide a curriculum which embraces developmentally appropriate practices.  The curriculum is filled with hands-on, stimulating and enriched activities incorporating math, science, language arts and social science which teach and reinforce all the skills necessary to build strong foundations for future learning. In addition, we provide a foundation for a strong, positive, Jewish identity by incorporating weekly Shabbat celebrations,  holidays and Jewish values into our curriculum.

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Every attempt is made to know the children as individuals and by observation to assess their needs and plan for their growth within the program. Effective communication between parents and our staff is essential and critical to the development and well being of the children.

Two playgrounds and a big indoor gym provide places for our children to develop their gross motor skills.  In addition to the beautifully decorated classrooms in the Rabbi and Rochelle Shapiro Educational Center, our students visit our comfortable library which reinforces important literary development.

We offer school and camp for children 18 months through 4 years.  In addition we have programs for parents and infants and toddlers.

More info about our programs are coming!