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  • Registration opens for Members & Returning Families on December 18th.  Account must be current and remain current in order to maintain your child's spot in the class.  If you are not sure if your account is current, please click here to check your balance. 
  • All Other Families: Registration opens December 20th

Toddler Program: 
For children that turn 2 years old on or before December 1st. Children may attend 3 or 5 days a week from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Three Year Olds: 
Children must turn 3 years old by December 1st. Children attend Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Pre-K Program: 
Children must turn 4 years old by December 1st.  Children attend Monday - Friday from 9am - 2pm.

                  WJC's Summer Program - June 24 - August 9

Summer at WJC is a time for fun, sun and friends.  It's a time for your children to grow and discover all that summertime has to offer.  Here at Woodbury Jewish Center the children enjoy water play, playground fun. our outdoor nature environment, art, making new friends, fun summer themes and special programs!


We are thrilled to be able to offer Young Family Membership to families currently enrolled in the UPK program and other early childhood programming for the 5784 Jewish New Year (2023-2024)  



PRESCHOOL DIRECT # 516-324-8777


JANUARY 3, 2024 – JUNE 7, 2024


9:45am – 12:15pm

For children 3 - 11 months old and their parent.  Meet other new parents and discuss current issues on parenting your new baby.

Summer 2024

Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am
June 26 - August 7

For children 12 – 21 months and their mommies, daddies or other adult caretaker. Make new friends while experiencing a fun and interactive mini-preschool morning. 

Summer 2024

12 – 17 months old
Wednesdays  10:00 -11:00am
June 26 - August 7
17 - 21 months old
Thursdays 10:00 - 11:15 am
June 27 - August 8
no class July 4th

Our Program

Our Early Childhood Education Program focuses on the social, emotional, academic, physical, and spiritual needs of each child in a warm, stimulating, creative, and loving Jewish environment.  Children learn through play and exploration to become independent,  self-confident, and excited about learning.  We have a variety of wonderful classes for children ranging from three months to four years. 
Along with our Rabbi we also offer monthly Tot Shabbat celebrations and fun family programming.
Extended Hours: We offer Wrap Around Care for early drop off as early as 8 am and late pick up as late as 4 pm as well as a variety of Afternoon Extension Programs including Science, Young Master Artists, Yoga, Creative Movement, and Sports 

Our Goals

Engaging experiences are provided to encourage development in the following areas:
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Cognitive and Adaptive Skills
  • Fine and Gross Motor Coordination
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Moral Growth and Development
  • Jewish Identity, Celebrations, Values, and Introduction to Hebrew

Our Curriculum

Our child centered, play-based curriculum provides an exciting and developmentally appropriate environment that fosters learning through meaningful experiences and establishes a solid foundation for continuous growth, positive self-image and Jewish learning.  Intentional and experiential activities are designed to meet the developmental stages of each child.  We are fortunate to have a dedicated STEAM classroom and teacher and a Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classroom where each class spends time in daily.   Activities include:
  • Art expression, music and cooking
  • Literacy and writing readiness
  • Math activities and science exploration
  • Language development and dramatic play
  • Movement, block building and manipulatives
  • Nature and gardening experiences
  • Weekly visits by Rabbi Fruithandler 
  • School-wide Shabbat celebrations
  • Special programs to enhance the learning experiences.

Our Staff

Along with our Director, Cindy Common, and Administrative Assistant Shari Rhian, we have a low child/teacher ratio and a staff of loving and dedicated certified educators with extensive Early Childhood Education backgrounds, teaching experience and understanding of the needs of young families and children. Our staff retention rate is outstanding.  A strong emphasis is placed on professional development so that we may continually improve the quality of our program and keep current on the latest research in our field.  We are licensed by the NYS Office of Child and Family Services and we are active participants in the Jewish Education Project of New York.


Thu, May 23 2024 15 Iyyar 5784