EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

COVID-19 UPDATE

Your health and safety is important to us. Due to COVID-19, some in-person programs and services may be offered online, have a new in-person schedule and requirements, or may be suspended. Please check our website or contact us for more information. Click here for our COVID-19 safety precautions and updates.

OUR PROGRAM

In the JCC Early Childhood Program, children attain school readiness and academic skills through a play-based, evolving learning environment based on individual interests.

Developing Competent, Happy, Curious Children.

Our school encourages the development of children’s self-esteem and self-control with the use of positive guidance, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and respect for each child’s individuality.

Safe & Nurturing Childcare.

The JCC Early Childhood Program creates a wonderful environment where children can learn and grow safely. All of our teachers are extensively trained to help minimize the risk of COVID-19. There are also new safety measures in place to protect our children.

A Beautiful 40-Acre Campus.

Our amenities include: a heated pool, a covered children’s pool, an outdoor track, a fitness center and weight room, whirlpools and saunas, double gymnasium, sports fields, a meditation garden, and more!

Enroll Now.

Our program typically fills up fast, but there are still a few spots left for the 2020-21 school year. Full-time and part-time options available.

Come Visit Us!

We’d be happy to show you around our facilities to see where your children will play and learn!

PARENT RESOURCES

Everything our current parents need to know is here in one helpful location.

What You Need to Know

The ECP, in keeping with the laws of Kashrut (Jewish Dietary Laws) is a strictly dairy/pareve only facility, so what do kids eat for lunch? Get some ideas, plus lots of other helpful info including: our schedule, COVID-19 policies, the parent handbook, what to bring, Tot Shabbat and holiday information, and our inclement weather policies.

OTHER PROGRAMS

In addition to the ECP, Shalom Austin offers a variety of other programs for young children and their parents.

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After-School Activities

Looking for something for your kids to do after school? We have fun and educational activities for kids ages 1-12.

A boy kicks a soccer ball during a game or class on the field.

Fitness & Sports

We have sports, swim, and yoga classes for kids and adults! Check out all the J has to offer and take advantage of your member discount.

Parent Programs

Every month, Shalom Families organizes events at the J and neighborhoods in the Austin area. Get to know other families who live near you.

Women's Philanthropy Lions Breakfast 2019

Get Involved

Join a group, take a trip, or volunteer. We have lots of other ways you can get involved in the Austin Jewish community.

ECP Generations Refresh Lobby

ECP Refresh

The ECP has been refreshed thanks to generous donations to the Generations Campaign. The refresh includes new paint, flooring and ceilings, the newly named Clifford Zeifman Early Childhood Center, and the Laura and Andy Pastor Lobby.  

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

We believe everyone should have access to participate in our community, regardless of financial need. Awards of financial assistance are made possible for community members by generous contributions to the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign. Financial aid is distributed based on availability of funds and eligibility of your household. If you would like to learn more about financial aid, please reach out to us at financialaid@shalomaustin.org.

Shereen Ben-Moshe

Shereen Ben-Moshe

ECP Director

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