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The Jewish Foundation School’s Early Learning Center’s reputation is unparalleled in Jewish early childhood education and has been recognized as providing the finest in pre-school creative learning experiences.

The JFS ELC offers the finest in pre-school creative learning experiences. Beginning in Toddlers (age 2), continuing into Nursery (age 3), Kindergarten (age 4) and through Primer (age 5), a dedicated, experienced and dynamic professional staff, led by its director, Zahava Manies, provides pre-schoolers with a caring and positive introduction to the academic experience.
The Early Learning Center’s staff is comprised of experienced, licensed, dynamic and dedicated teachers and assistants. They provide a nurturing, loving and caring environment assuring the young child with an atmosphere conducive to growing socially, emotionally and academically.
The staff is attuned not only to the needs of the child but the needs of today’s parents as well. An open line of communication is always encouraged to bridge the gap between home and school.
Early Learning Center Curriculum
The Early Learning Center’s curriculum is an integrated program consisting of age-appropriate Jewish and secular studies. Love of Torah and the State of Israel are intertwined into the everyday routine. Tefilla (prayer), Parsha (Torah portion), Shabbat and Jewish holidays permeate the Early Learning Center.
Included in the secular education are age-appropriate math, literacy, vocabulary, science and social studies. The importance of building each child’s self-confidence, positive self- esteem, creativity and initiative, and appreciating the individual child are what make our program so unique and successful.
Early Learning Center Enrichment
The Jewish Foundation School’s Early Learning Center offers many forms of enrichment.
Music appreciation is enhanced at all age levels throughout the year, with a music coordinator. Physical fitness with our own coach is an integral part of our program.
Large outdoor and indoor play areas and gym enhance the Early Learning Center experience. Trips are scheduled throughout the school year and many programs are brought into the classroom.
Early Learning Center Age Requirements

The Age requirements are:
        Toddlers – Age 2 by 12/31
        Nursery – Age 3 by 12/31
        Kindergarten – Age 4 by 12/31
        Primer – Age 5 by 12/31
We offer competitive tuition rates and multiple child discounts. Please call the Early Learning Center for our tuition Schedule.
The answer is simple. Our experienced and licensed staff combines the wisdom of our Torah & Jewish heritage with the most modern educational methodology to provide your child with the opportunity to reach the heights of their potential in a nurturing caring and warm environment.
We invite you to learn more about the Jewish Foundation School’s Early Learning Center, and the Jewish experience and education it can provide to your children. To learn more about the Early Learning Center, please call our Director, Zahava Manies at (718) 494-7477 to schedule a visit.

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