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Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP)

JCC offers spring enrichment classes for preschoolers

Photo of a preschool boy looking up while wearing a superhero cape.The JCC’s Jerome and Phyllis Charney Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) will offer four enrichment classes for preschool children ages 3–5 during winter 2015-16 starting in early December. Each class runs four weeks and will be held in at the JCC.

“We’re offering some great classes this spring to expose the children to new and exciting experiences,” says Jo David, the JCC’s Early Childhood Program director. “We make the content fun and engaging so that it makes for a perfect midday break and allows children to learn something new.”


Bricks 4 Kidz
Age:  4–5
Day:  Fridays
Dates:  April 1, 8, 15, 22
Time:  1:15–2 pm
Fee:  $45 members, $50 non-members
Taught by:  Bricks 4 Kidz CNY

We'll be having fun with the "Water, Water Everywhere" theme! The children will be building an alligator, octopus, jellyfish, snail, whale and sailboat; recognizing the letters A, J, O, S and W; understanding speed (slow and fast); patterning; comparing more or less; and working on fine motor skills.

Kids Yoga
Age:  3–5
Day:  Wednesdays
Dates:  April 6, 13, 20, 27
Time:  1:15–2 pm
Fee:  $32 members, $40 non-members
Taught by:  Bridgett Langstaff

This class helps kids build concentration, strength, flexibility, self-control and balance. Children will embark on a calming journey and begin to understand mindfulness and finding contentment in everyday life.

Movin' and Groovin' with Tamar from Toddlers' Tango
Age:  3–5
Day:  Mondays
Dates:  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Time:  1:15–2 pm
Fee:  $45 members, $50 non-members
Taught by:  Tamar Frieden, Toddlers' Tango

This class is great for children who love to dance, sing, move and shake to the beat! New this semester we are offering this unique music and movement class with our very own Tamar Frieden who regularly brings her Toddlers' Tango program to our classrooms. Movin' and Groovin' will allow your child to explore with musical instruments, learn new songs and get their groove on!

Mommy & Me Yoga
Age:  Children under 3 with their moms
Day:  Tuesdays
Dates:  May 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:  9:15–10 am
Fee:  $40 members, $50 non-members
Taught by:  Bridgett Langstaff

Spend some fun time together with your baby while getting in shape! This class will include stretching, balance and flexibility. Wear comfortable clothes and don't let the name scare you away—this class is open to dads and caregivers, too!


To register, please stop by our office, call 315-445-2040 x120 or download and submit the registration form at the top of this page.