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Early Childhood Education at the J

The Tucson J’s Early Childhood Education program welcomes families from all backgrounds. At the JCC, we believe in doing three things: Firstly, we make room for creativity. Secondly, our teachers build confidence. Lastly, we create a love of learning! The J offers full-day early childhood education. Additionally, our flexible care schedules mean that we have a solution for your family!

Schedule a tour of our early childhood education program today!

The Sheva Framework

Sheva (Hebrew for “Seven”) is a philosophy developed by the Jewish Community Center Association. The Sheva Framework is our belief that each child is special and important. In order to nurture each child’s uniqueness, our early childhood education program uses a play-based approach.

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The JCC is one of few programs providing infant care in Tucson. Since we reference the Arizona Infant and Toddler Guidelines, your babies are sure to succeed with us!

Infant Care at the JCC


Children between 12 and 24 months join our toddler care program. Toddlers participate in specialty early childhood education like music, cooking, and fitness.



For children 2 years and up. Our preschool program uses the Arizona Early Learning Standards. Preschool education is focused on children’s interests and needs. We are big fans of trying new things and (of course) lots of play!

In Early Childhood Education we believe in the value diversity brings to our classroom experience. Our Early Childhood Education Inclusion program highlights our commitment to providing a space where all children learn to socialize, develop positive feelings about themselves, and enjoy new, creative and challenging experiences. We believe that all children benefit from an inclusive community with equitable access to recreation. The Early Childhood Education Inclusion Program is a fully inclusive preschool experience within a typical classroom setting, providing additional support for children with disabilities to explore social growth through experiential learning and play.

Other Programs for Kids

The J believes in helping kids play, grow, and connect – even beyond early childhood education. Since that’s how we operate, you’ll find a huge variety of classes for kids of all ages. We offer language, music, sports, cooking, dance, and more!

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