Preschool Learning

For children two years and up, our program is a play-based, emergent curriculum and supports the Arizona Early Learning Standards. Our preschool day is focused on children’s interests and learning needs: encourages individual, small, and large group activities, indoor and outdoor play, free choice time, and learning centers. We encourage lifelong learning with incorporating universal values and successful education programs such as Sheva and discoverCATCH.

Our Outstanding Faculty

Our Early Childhood Education faculty at the Tucson J make us amazing! They value continued education and crave advancements in professional development.  Through their passion for education, our faculty utilize best practice in early childhood and have the necessary resources to care for our children and provide them developmentally appropriate opportunities to learn and grow.  Our specialized emergent curriculum is research-based and developed as the teachers get to know and learn what the children bring to the classroom.  The curriculum is collaborative, purposeful and planned and the children are recognized as agents of their own learning.

Planning with the Children’s Interests in Mind

Each classroom posts their lesson plans for the week based on appropriate themes. Once a month, the children determine the learning theme through our Emergent Curriculum. Each teacher observes their students to find a topic of keen interest to most students and the children help to plan supportive experiences. You will see documentation of some of the Emergent units that our classes have explored posted in hallways and classrooms. Activities are modified as appropriate for the different age groups (Twos, Threes, and Pre-K) and are designed to accommodate children’s individual unique abilities.

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You (YES YOU!) can learn a new language! We offer Spanish, French, and Hebrew language classes for all levels. Whether you're approaching fluency or have never tackled a new language before, there's something for everyone at the Tucson J! Visit https://tucsonjcc.org/language-classes/ to learn more about our offerings.
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The early bird gets the worm on our Sarver tennis courts. Come visit us and get in a game before it gets too hot outside to play!
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Our Sparks cheer team is open to all ages and all abilities! If you've got a passion for spreading joy, our cheer team is the place to be. Cheer camp is just around the corner, so now is the time to register if you want to cheer with us this year!
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Community centers are vital pieces of the communities we serve! From infants to older adults, we're helping Tucsonans be active, healthy, and happy. Get the rest of July + August for only $100 when you join today!
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It feels like summer but school is just around the corner! The J has flexible, fully-licensed afterschool care for children in grades K-5, 5 days a week from 1:30-6 pm. With arts and crafts, sports, swimming, and more, J-Care is the place to hang out after the school day ends. Visit tucsonjcc.org/j-care to learn more.
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Are you or is someone you love a senior looking to achieve longevity and health? Our Elder Rehab program offers exercises to keep you active. Take a look at the amazing story of one participant here.
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