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Early Childhood Enrichment Classes

The JCC's Early Childhood Education Department offers enrichment classes for children ages 18 months 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.


Upcoming Classes

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


Aquatics

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 Aquatics page or contact aquatics@apjcc.org or 408.357.7428.

Financial assistance is available to attend aquatics programs, through the generosity of the Arnie Addison Scholarship Fund. Click here to apply.


Dance

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 our Dance page or contact Jenn Flores, Dance Academy Director, at dance@apjcc.org or 408.357.7534. The APJCC Dance Academy is part of the JCC's Sports & Wellness Department.

Financial assistance is available to attend dance classes, through the generosity of the Arnie Addison Scholarship Fund. Click here to apply.


Enrichment

We offer a variety of extracurricular enrichment classes during the school year. Please note, there are no refunds on early childhood enrichment classes. If you have questions, please contact the APJCC Preschool office at 408.357.7417.

To register for Enrichment classes, email Bunny Roth at bunny@apjcc.org or call 408.357.7417.

Financial assistance is available to attend these enrichment classes, through the generosity of the Arnie Addison Scholarship Fund. Click here to apply.

STEAMing at Preschool (ages 4-5)
Children will be engaged in learning how things work, building or creating new artifacts and exploring basic scientific and engineering concepts. As good scientists, children will keep a journal where they will draw about their discoveries. In a play based way, children will do projects that involve STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). This class meets once a week for a total of 9 classes. 8 student maximum.
Instructor: Vanina Sandel. STEAM Coordinator at Yavneh Day School

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Mon 9/19-12/12 2:00-2:45pm $144 $173

No class: 10/03, 10/07, 10/24 & 11/07

 

Just Desserts (ages 3-5)
What could be more fun than getting Just Desserts? Teacher Rebecca will help children create tasty treats using traditional and sometimes surprising ingredients. This class meets once a week for a total of 10 classes. 8 student maximum.
Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein

Ages 3-4 (G’dolim and Bogreem groups)

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 9/20-12/13 12:30-1:15pm $170 $202

Ages 4-5 (Bogreem group)

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 9/20-12/13 1:45-2:30pm $170 $202

No class: 10/04, 10/18 & 10/25

*Please note: A variety of ingredients will be used in this class including eggs, wheat products, dairy products etc. Of course the preschool is nut free so nuts will not be used. If your child has food allergies you may want to consider one of our other enriching classes.

*A $10 material fee has been included in the class fee.    

 

Storybook Creations (ages 3-5)
Each week we will be reading a story and doing an activity to further enhance it. Children will be building, cooking, doing puppet shows, art and science. This class meets once a week for a total of 10 classes. 8 student maximum.
Instructor: Rebecca Silberstein

Ages 3-4 (G’dolim group)

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 9/21-12/7 12:30-1:15pm $165 $197

Ages 4-5 (Bogreem group)

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Wed 9/21-12/7 1:45-2:30pm $165 $197

No class: 10/12 & 11/23       

 *Please note: When we cook, a variety of ingredients will be used including eggs, wheat products, dairy products etc. Of course the preschool is nut free so nuts will not be used. If your child has food allergies you may want to consider one of our other enriching classes.

*A $5 material fee has been included in the class fee.

 

Making Music (ages 2-5)
Shake, rattle and roll to popular family and children’s music. Weekly classes include 45 minutes of songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement and instrument play. Activities will be presented as informal, non-performance oriented musical experiences, developmentally appropriate for children. This class meets once a week for a total of 10 classes.6 student minimum.
Instructor: Karen Enfield, APJCC Preschool Music Teacher

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 9/20-12/13 12:30-1:15pm $160 $192

No class: 10/04, 10/18 & 10/25

 

Yad b’Yad (ages 0-24 months, with adult)
We are excited to invite the littlest members of our community to bring their grown-ups with them to the Yad b’Yad (Hand in Hand) Shabbat class!
If you are under two years of age, please join us with your adult, in Club J from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. This Adult/Child program strives to provide families with age-appropriate ways to introduce young children to the joys of Shabbat and helps prepare them for a preschool environment. We will come together to sing, explore, create and build community. Each hour and a half class will include songs, stories, art/sensory activity and games, culminating with a short Shabbat celebration. Additionally parents/caregivers and children will have time to learn about each other, share resources and parenting strategies. This class meets once a week for a total of 10 classes. A minimum of 5 children with adults are needed for this class to run.
Instructor: Lorien Aspenall

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Fri 9/23-12/2 9:30-11:00am $160 $192

No class: 11/25

 

Let’s Have Fun en Español (ages 3-5)
Children will learn Spanish while engaging in fun, interactive activities including songs, art, crafts and games taught by our own Teacher Wendy. Classes meet for 45 min. twice a week for a total of 19 classes. 8 student maximum per class.
Instructor: Wendy DeJesus

Ages 3-4 (G’dolim group)

DAYS DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Mon & Tue 9/19-12/13 12:30-1:15pm $304 $365

Ages 4-5 (Bogreem group)

DAYS DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Mon & Tue 9/19-12/13 1:30-2:15pm $304 $365

No class: 10/03, 10/04, 10/07, 10/18, 10/24, 10/25 & 11/07                                    

  

IvriTime (ages 3-5)
Children are invited on a journey to speak, sing and play in Hebrew (Ivrit). By combining unique technology as well as hands on activities and projects, your child will learn to understand and communicate in Hebrew by immersing in Jewish holidays, seasons, the world around them, food, everyday conversations and much more. This class meets for a total of 21 classes. 8 student minimum.
Instructor: Lizi Sand

DAYS DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue & Thu 9/20-12/1 1:45-2:30pm $336 $403

No class: 10/04, 10/18, 10/25 & 11/24                    

Youth Tumbling (ages 3.5-5

The basics of tumbling and gymnastics with Coach Olivia Lehrman. More Info: josh@apjcc.org. You can register online for Youth Tumbling here.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 9/8-9/29 12:30-1:15pm $80 $110
Thu 10/6-10/27 12:30-1:15pm $80 $110
Thu 11/3-11/17 12:30-1:15pm $60 $81

No class: 11/24

 

YogaKids (ages 2.5-5)
Let your child enjoy the many benefits of yoga in a fun and playful way. Storytelling, music, creative arts and earth-care blend seamlessly with yoga movement to educate the “whole” child. This class meets once a week for a total of 10 classes.
Instructor: Linda P. Adleson, YogaKids Teacher

Ages 2.5-3 (Shovavim & G’dolim groups)

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 9/22-12/1 12:30-1:00pm $140 $168
Fri 9/23-12/2 12:30-1:00pm $140 $168

No class: 11/24, 11/25

Ages 4-5 (Bogreem group)

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 9/22-12/1 1:30-2:15pm $160 $192
Fri 9/23-12/2 1:30-2:15pm $160 $192

No class: 11/24, 11/25

 

Mini Sports (ages 3-5)
Introduce your little one to the world of sports. They are never too young to play! Here they can learn the fun and excitement of soccer, basketball, football and baseball. This session has 11 classes.
Instructor: Coaches provided by Liverpool Football Club--Bay Area

Ages 3-4 (G’dolim group)

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 9/22-12/8 12:30-1:15pm $198 $238
Fri 9/23-12/9 12:30-1:15pm $198 $238

No class: 11/24, 11/25

Ages 4-5 (Bogreem group)

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 9/22-12/8 1:30-2:15pm $198 $238
Fri 9/23-12/9 1:30-2:15pm $198 $238

No class: 11/24, 11/25

 

 


Soccer

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 3.5-5 years, an instructional recreational league for ages 4-9 years, and competitive team play for U7-U18. For complete listings, see the Soccer page or contact Erin McMahon at erinm@apjcc.org or 408.357.7480.

 

 

 

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