Bender JCC of Greater Washington Early Childhood Center, a play-based curriculum—founded on Emergent Curriculum and inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach—enables children to become active learners and engaged classroom participants. Interest-based studies invite students to explore the world around them. Children are encouraged to express themselves through art and music. Jewish values, customs, and traditions are integrated throughout the curriculum.
M–F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Aftercare M-F, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (beginning 2021-2022)
Carpool drop-off and pickup, daily health and temperature checks, masks always worn by staff and requested of all students ages 2+, class cohorts do not mix, one teaching team with the class for the entire day, facilities team members clean communal spaces throughout the day, and enhanced cleaning protocols.
The JCC offers many extracurriculars including swimming lessons and sports. Call to confirm.
2020–2021: Please inquire
Minimum enrollment age:
Must be at least 18 months old; mid-year enrollment allowed
Due date for enrollment applications:
Mid-January, with late enrollment and waitlist options
Admissions documents (program options and tuition information):
Last updated: March 31, 2021
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