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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

     - Ya'ar program, 1-3:30 PM and 3:30-6 PM


Visit the JCC East Bay Preschool

Are you interested in learning more about our Early Childhood Education Programs?

SIGN UP HERE to schedule a visit to the JCC East Bay Preschool and learn more about our ECE programs.


For more information, please contact:

Ruth Petersen Shorer, Director of Early Chilhood Education
510.848.0237, ext. 122 or