Our Aged-Based Programs

We welcome children 3 months to five years old and their families.

Our school is nationally recognized and has an exceptionally low teacher-to-child ratio.

Looking for more information about our programs? Contact Early Childhood School Administrator Nicci Burrell or call 206-388-0825.


The Early Childhood School accepts children from 3 months through 5 years of age.

  • Infants: Our infants start as young as three months and stay in the infant program for the duration of the school year.
  • One-Two Year Olds: Our one-year-olds will start the school year between 12 and 24 months and will stay in their cohort for the remainder of the school year.
  • Two-Three Year Olds: Our two-year-olds will start the school year between 24 and 36 months and will stay with their cohort for the remainder of the school year.
  • Three-Four Year Olds: Our three-year-olds will start the school year as three-year-olds and stay with their cohort for the remainder of the school year.
  • Four-Five Year Olds/Pre-K: Children are four-turning-five in our pre-k program.
  • Outdoor Preschool: We are excited to announce the launch of our part-time outdoor preschool program for children ages 3-5. Learn more >>
  • Virtual Preschool: A new way for young kids, ages 4-6, to stay connected. Virtual and small-group in-person meetings. Learn more >>
  • Kindergarten: Children are five to six years old in our kindergarten program. Learn more on this program >>

Bilingual English/Hebrew Option

ECS offers a bilingual English/Hebrew classroom for kids in the Threes and Fours Program.

Learning a second language at a young age helps with brain development, fosters empathy, and has countless other benefits. This bilingual classroom will have both English- and Hebrew-speaking teachers, but is not a language-instruction class. Children will continue to explore provocations and learn about the world around them with the same Reggio Emilia-inspired practices you already know and love — they’ll just experience everything in both Hebrew and English.

Creative Beginnings

Class is full for 2019-20; if you’d like to add your name to the wait list, please contact Nicci Burrell.

Creative Beginnings is a time for your child – together with a parent or caregiver – to explore the richness of our Early Childhood School program through art, creative play, music, and storytelling. Parents and children will explore and socialize alongside a seasoned teacher. As your children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers also develop a community of new friends and are welcomed into the J family. Open exploration is followed by group time over refreshments; parents and teacher take turns supplying a small snack.

Ages 15-24 months
Mondays, 9:30-10:45 am
October 7, 2019-June 15, 2020
(no class May 25)
SJCC members $90 per month or $810 per year
Guests $95 per month or $855 per year

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