The ELC at the JCC: The path to Kindergarten starts here!
                          The Best of the Best!

Kathy Mioni, 
Director of Early Learning
k.mioni@akivaacademy.org
330.746.3250 ext. 376

Kathy Mioni is the new Director of Early Learning for the Jewish Community Center. She has been the principal of Akiva Academy for the last eight years and a consultant for the JCC's preschool for the last two years. In December, Kathy accepted the position of Director of Early Learning which includes both departments: the Preschool and the Infant/Toddler programs. Kathy is a veteran educator and administrator with over 30 years’ experience. She is also an adjunct professor for Butler Community College and has taught classes at the Hermitage campus for the last six years. As an experienced grant writer, Kathy has written a literacy grant for the center funded by the United Way, and recently wrote "Developing Jewish Values in Young Children" funded by the The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation to initiate a character program focused on Jewish values to our youngest children. Kathy and her husband, Dominick, live in Enon Valley, PA. They are the parents of two children, and have two "grand-pups" Lady and Redford.

Jennifer Bracken
, 
Coordinator of Early Learning

jbracken@jewishyoungstown.org
330.746.3250 ext. 125

A graduate of Howland High School, I attended YSU where I obtained a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and a Bachelors Degree in History. I spent some time substitute teaching at various schools which helped me make the decision to go back to college and become a teacher.  I returned to YSU where I obtained a Masters Degree in Education.  I love staying busy, which requires a lot of coffee. I work as a debate coach which allows me the opportunity to work with some great students. When I am not working or coaching I love traveling and discovering new places. I also enjoy spending time hiking and biking through our national parks.

Everyone Welcome
Our  Early Learning Center at the JCC 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 onsite gymnasium, heated indoor pool and Noah's Park outdoor playground.

Degreed and Credentialed Teachers
Our qualified, nurturing staff provide a climate of positive interaction with stimulating conversations, age appropriate activities and projects and encouraging guidance. Children will be empowered in a loving environment while learning self-control.

Our Programs:

Ladybugs : Infants 6 weeks-12 months


Busy Bees : Children 12-20 months


Caterpillars : Children 20-26 months


Butterflies : Children 26-36 months


Fireflies : Ages 3 year old


Starfish : Ages 3 & 4 old


Dolphins & Sea Turtles:Prekindergarten


Otters
: School Age Care

 

 

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

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