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

Jennifer Bracken, 
Coordinator of Early Learning
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.

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

Everyone Welcome
Our award winning 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

Children who are less than 24 months by September 30th.

On My Own:
Children who are 24 months, but not yet 3 years by September 30th.
On My Own Only: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Children who are 3 years to kindergarten age.
Preschool Only: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Before and After School Care:
Kindergarten-8th grade    

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