The ELC at JCC: A caring community where every child can learn, play, and grow!

Infant - Toddler - Preschool

Everyone Welcome
Our Early Learning Center at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown provides a secure environment that allows children of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We seek to nourish a child's natural curiosity and excitement while allowing each child to develop at his/her own pace. You can be confident that we will provide all the loving, enriching attention you want for your child.

Our play-based Creative Curriculum fosters positive childhood experiences and encourages development in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. We have a strong emphasis on physical fitness at our facility with an on-site gymnasium, heated indoor pool, and the Valley's best outdoor playground.

Our qualified, nurturing staff provide a climate of positive interaction with stimulating conversations, age-appropriate activities, and projects which encourage development across multiple educational domains. Children will be empowered in a loving environment while learning self-control.

Upcoming Program

Date: Tuesday, April 13 | Time: 4:30 p.m. | Location: Multi Purpose Room

Mindful eating is a practice that helps children develop a deeper appreciation for food flavors and creates lifelong healthy habits. Whether you have a toddler or a teen, nutrition is important to their physical and mental development. Join us for an informative session with Casey Atkinson, JCC Wellness Manager and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

ELC Hours:
Monday - Friday
6:45 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.

Our Program

We strive to create and maintain a standard of excellence in social development, cultural diversity, and education. The ELC believes and promotes the Judaic values of teaching right behavior.

The Early Learning Center uses the Creative Curriculum. This nationally recognized curriculum includes creating goals and objectives for your child’s learning in all areas of development: social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. These goals and objectives are aligned to Ohio’s Birth-K Early Learning Content Standards and Ohio’s K-6 Content Standards.

Parent Participation

Ongoing parent and teacher communication is of the utmost importance. Our educators appreciate you trusting us with your children and we value their relationship with you. They will always
make time for your concerns.

Enrichment and Experimental Learning

Your child will have the opportunity to participate in fitness with the JCC Health and Wellness instructors, swim lessons with the JCC Aquatics team, visual art in partnership with the Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts, “Movin’ and Groovin’” music and movement class in partnership with the JCC School of Dance instructors, and weekly shabbat with our JCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator. Additionally, in partnership with senior volunteers and Levy Gardens Assisted Living residents, your child will experience our Grandfriends program which focuses on fostering intergenerational relationships between our students and Youngstown’s older adult community. With these programs, we are able to give your child valuable experiences for exploration, and give them the chance to express themselves and what makes them unique. 

JCC Family Membership

A family membership is included with tuition for any child registered for five day full day care. Families will enjoy all facilities of the JCC including the Logan Campus, indoor pool, fitness center, and discounted rates on programs.


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