Early Childhood Department

“Imagine that all children are seeds that come in a package without a label.
That means we cannot know in what season they will bloom, and we may not always
know the conditions they need to thrive."
 Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

Our Early Childhood Program, located at two sites (main site 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown; second location at 25 LeRoy Avenue, Tarrytown) offers a safe, nurturing environment that provides children with the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally and cognitively. We maintain a developmental philosophy emphasizing an emergent curriculum and child-centered classes that concentrate on hands-on experience, experimentation, and creative expression. Jewish values, culture and holidays are an integral part of our program.

Our teaching staff holds a wealth of expertise in early childhood education and is carefully selected for their experience, warmth and sensitivity. Teachers are members of the Jewish Early Childhood Association of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, and follow the guidelines of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). The Early Childhood Program is licensed by the New York State Office for Children and Family Services.

Main Site Director: Barbara Davis, BA, 914.366.7898 ext. 112
Second Site Director: Kathy Meladossi, BS, 914.631.1607
Administrative Assistants: Lois Alterman, MS and Anne Tinsley, ext 134

Contact Barbara Davis or Kathy Meladossi to schedule a tour/meeting to determine whether or not the JCC's Early Childhood Programs are right for you and your child.