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Preschool & TK Fees 2018-2019

Preschool Calendar 2018-2019

Application & Forms

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Program Schedule and Hours

TK Afternoon Program

Parenting Seminars (TIPS for Families)


Now Accepting Applications!

The JCC’s award-winning Preschool is a play-based, nurturing place for early childhood education. Each day includes group activities, music, art, and team projects as well as individual, creative exploration. The Preschool, located in North Berkeley, is culturally Jewish, celebrating Jewish values, traditions, weekly Shabbat, and holidays throughout the year. We proudly welcome families and children from all backgrounds and from throughout the East Bay.

The JCC’s teachers are highly qualified ECE specialists with CPR/First Aide certification, experience, patience, creativity and great love for each child and family. The preschool also provides a strong connection to community, connecting parents to each other and to other cultural, social, and educational opportunities.


Program Schedule & Hours

The JCC Preschool is a year round (12 month) program that operates September through mid–August

Core program 9 AM-1 PM (2.5 or 5 days for two year olds, 5 days for three, four, five year olds) 

Prescheduled or Drop-In basis (current JCC Preschool enrolled children only):

     - Early Care 8-9 AM

     - Rainbow program 1-3:30 PM and 3:30-6 PM


Schedule a Tour & More Information

Are you interested in learning more about our Early Childhood Education Programs? Tours are by appointment with our ECE Director, Ruth Petersen Shorer.  

Please contact Ruth to set up a morning appointment or for more information at 510.848.0237, ext. 122 or