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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Murray Keshner’s “Anyone Can Draw and Paint” students have a display up in the JHC! Make sure to swing by and check out some of their amazing work. 🎨🖌

Want to sign up? https://tucsonjcc.org/event/anyone-can-draw-paint/2019-03-05/

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Send a kid to Summer Camp J!

Liam Keith, age 10, tells us “I love camp because of the pool and the field trips. My first day of camp I was super scared, but I liked my counselors a lot. When asked if he made friends at camp, he says, “Yes, I made friends in camp. Keaton and I are really good friends. He taught me how to get better at archery and I taught him how to swim better.” When we asked Liam about what he learned at camp, he responds, “In my second year of camp I did robotics and I learned a lot of multiplication. When I went back to school they put me in extended math, and I still am in extended math…I still have the robot I made, too.” When asked what advice he would give to kids who are new to camp, he said, very wisely, “It’s kind of scary at first, but if you just be yourself and talk to people, it will be very easy.”

To give a gift right now and watch a video of our interviews with five awesome campers, go to http://tucsonjcc.org/give
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Prom-o-rama is based off of the idea of Cinderella's fairy godmother making her dream to attend the ball come true. The J is excited to partner with Cinderella's Closet, which was created to do just that - provide dresses and accessories to enable girls to attend their high school proms. It’s also a way to recycle these lightly used items.

Bring dresses in any size to The J before March 30th to help make a girl’s dream come true!

Please make sure dresses are current with what a high school girl would wear and make sure items are clean.
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Swinging into the weekend with kettlebells! We have many personal training packages and classes to choose from. Summer will be here before you know it! #BodyGoals 💪🏋

https://tucsonjcc.org/sports-and-wellness/

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Happy Purim! Everyone at The J is getting into the spirit. Check out all the fun costumes! 🎉🎈
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