Bender JCC of Greater Washington Early Childhood Center

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852
preschool@benderjccgw.org | www.benderjccgw.org/early-childhood/preschool/ | 301-348-3839

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Reggio Emilia inspired
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish

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:

  • M–F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Note: Information for the 2021–2022 school year was not yet finalized as of Dec. 1, 2020. Please contact the school to confirm its offerings.

COVID-19 precautions: Due to COVID, we are not offering care earlier than 8 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Should the situation improve, extended hours will likely be offered again.

Other precautions include carpool drop-off and pickup, daily health and temperature checks, masks always worn by staff and requested of all students ages 2+, class cohorts do not mix, one teaching team with the class for the entire day, dedicated facilities team member to clean communal spaces throughout the day, and enhanced cleaning protocols.

Enrichment offerings: The JCC offers many extracurriculars. Call to confirm.

Openings for 2020–2021: Please inquire

Openings for 2021–2022: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be at least 18 months old; mid-year enrollment allowed

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

Admissions documents:

Last updated: Dec. 1, 2020

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