Bender JCC of Greater Washington Early Childhood Center

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852 | | 301-348-3839

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full and half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Reggio Emilia inspired
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish
  • Language offerings: Weekly Hebrew for 4 year olds

Profile: 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 topic studies invite students to explore the world around them. Children are encouraged to express themselves through art and music, and Jewish values, customs, and traditions are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Class offerings:

  • Full-time options for all ages (18 months to 4 years old):
    • M–F, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • M–F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Half-day options:
    • 2–3-year-olds: M–F, 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • 4-year-olds: M–F, 9:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • 12-month and 10-month duration options

Enrichment offerings: Weekly music for all ages; weekly PE for 4-year-olds; other additional options in dance, art, and karate

Openings for 2019–2020: Yes

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: 18 months old; mid-year enrollment allowed

Due date for enrollment applications: January, with late enrollment and waitlist options

Last updated: Aug. 8, 2019

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