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Early Childhood Center

What is the ECE all about?

As we are taking an abundance of caution and limiting the number of people coming into the ECE during this pandemic, we’ve created this video to show new families who we are and why parents in Long Beach love us! Take a look and let us know if we can answer any additional questions.

Early Childhood Education (Preschool)

The Alpert JCC’s award winning Early Childhood Education program is truly one of the best places for your children to be.  Our loving and trained staff provide learning and growth opportunities that will help each child grow into a sensitive, self-directed, creative and confident whole person.

Gan Hamaish (Kindergarten)

With the school year looking a little different, we knew we had to help the parents in our community during these difficult times! We’ve added Gan Hamaish (Kindergarten) Program to our portfolio.

Sheva Early Learning Frame Work

Sheva is the number 7 in Hebrew.  Our ECE follows the Sheva Framework, developed using the latest research on child development to create an early childhood experience that will help your child achieve social, emotional and academic success.

Tara L.
Tara L.
07:53 11 Aug 20
The JCC ECE is a community of caring educators. We couldn't imagine a better preschool, pre-k and now kindergarten experience. My son looks forward to going...
Amanda T.
Amanda T.
14:15 08 Dec 19
This is a wonderful community center open to those from all faiths. As members, my family participates in the preschool, summer camp, basketball, pool, gym...
Amber Vera Mendoza
Amber Vera Mendoza
17:10 17 May 19
Their Preschool is the absolute BEST!! Both my daughter’s have gone though the ECE and we could not be happier! It is truly a community that supports each other and friendships that will last a lifetime! Not to mention the new gym and amazing pools!
Crystal Day
Crystal Day
05:13 08 Jun 18
As our son finishes his preschool year and transitions into Pre-K, I am feeling reflective on how thankful I am for the Alpert JCC being part of our "village." As an educator, I have seen students from the JCC matriculate into Kindergarten with ease. They are prepared for their next step, academically, emotionally, and socially.

When I became a new mother, the JCC welcomed our family as part of the ECE. I have seen my daughter move through the ECE and graduate from the Pre-K program building strong relationships with her classmates and teachers. Now, in Kid's University (the after-school program upstairs), I see the continuity of the same values that we experienced in the ECE. They value connection and community.

As a preschooler, our son was eager to experience all of the options that the JCC had to offer. This year he took an array of different classes, including Spanish, yoga, Karate, art, music, and gardening.

Our family also enjoys the swimming pool, basketball court, and fitness options!

I highly recommend the Alpert JCC!
Hallie Jane Culpepper
Hallie Jane Culpepper
22:13 29 Jan 17
My son attends preschool here... he loves his teacher and I know he's safe and learning and growing
Brandy Marsh Champlin
Brandy Marsh Champlin
17:06 27 Jul 15
Love the ECE, Camp Kamoroff and the wonderful staff/teachers at both! Love the pool, and the support of family and community!

Meet Our Team

The J Early Childhood Center takes the privilege of caring for your child very seriously. Our teachers provide a nurturing environment so every child feels accepted and valued. The sense of warmth and nurturing can be felt as soon as you step into our school or talk with any of our caring staff.

  • All Trainer
  • Early Childhood
Rachel Gordon
ECE Business Manager
Emily Gould
Early Childhood Education Center Director

Early Childhood Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Let's Get Social

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One of the better parts of being a parent is enjoying new experiences alongside your baby—while also meeting new friends and having social interaction with other moms and dads who relate exactly to what you’re going through. Here’s your chance to interact with your young one in one of our fun, structured Parent and Child classes.