Early Childhood and Preschool

We offer a variety of programs and classes to enlighten your preschooler.  The J offers complimentary transfers from CJP to the JCC.  

Sports Classes

Gym-Bees: 3–5 year olds
Learn gymnastics on specially designed preschool equipment, gain confidence and learn in a playful environment. Develop tumbling skills, balance and upper/lower body coordination. 

Preschool Basketball: 4–5 year olds
Introduces dribbling, passing, shooting and defense in non-competitive skill drills, games and actual play.

Preschool Kicks for Kids: 3–5 year olds
Rooted in a traditional taekwondo curriculum, this class teaches balance, coordination, agility, core strength and reaction time. Kicks for Kidz also prides itself on developing discipline, respect, self-control, teamwork and a positive attitude. Students wear belts and earn colored skill stripes. After students earn all 6 stripes, they graduate to a new belt and break a board!

Preschool Sports Club: 3–5 year olds
Introduces basic sports skills through relays, stations, and sport activities that will enhance motor skills. 

Stepping Stones T-Ball: 3-5 year olds
Play America’s favorite pastime sport. Fun, non-competitive class that teaches basic baseball skills

Zumba Kids Jr.: 4–6 year olds
Come join the dance party! Preschoolers will have a blast dancing to different sounds from around the world. They will explore new cultures and rhythms through games and movements.

Preschool Tennis: 3–5 year olds
Emphasizes gross motor skills, basic tennis information, and fun on the courts.

Aquatics Classes

Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons: 6 months - 2 year old
Children are learning to get comfortable with their bodies in the water thru activities, songs and games. Learn more.

Preschool Swim Lessons: 3.5-6 year olds
Lessons are divided into 3 class groups with specific goals – beginner, intermediate and advanced. Select desired day/time of lesson (below); then our trained instructors will assign your child’s class level based on his/her ability on the first day of class. 

Infant Swim Resources: 6 months - 6 years old
ISR goes beyond traditional swimming. ISR teaches very young children techniques designed to help them survive should they find themselves in the water alone.

Visual & Performing Arts

J Play: Learn through the Arts: 3-6 year olds
Make learning FUN through the arts! Reading, writing and math skills will be reinforced through play – with music, theatre, and visual arts as we bring favorite stories and books to life. Our littlest artists will enjoy experimenting with different art mediums as well as creative drama activities.

J Steps Ballet/Tap: 4–5 year olds
A fun class that will expose our young dancers to the styles of ballet and tap. Classical skills are integrated with creative movement. Ongoing class runs once a week through the end of May, with an optional recital at the end of the year.  Click here to enroll.

J Steps Tiny Dancer: 3 year olds
Our littlest boys and girls will enjoy an active class in which they can stomp, spin, shake and express their creative sides. Ongoing class runs once a week through the end of May, with an optional recital at the end of the year.  Click here to enroll.

Enrichment Classes

Music and Me: 8 Months–2 year olds
Interactive music and age-appropriate movement for mommy, daddy, or caregiver and their baby/toddler.

Spanish for Preschoolers: 3.5–5 year olds
Learn Spanish through the Foreign Language League’s interactive full-immersion method for kids! Children learn Spanish through dramatic play, interactive games, and music. All teachers are bilingual; native to the language they are teaching.

Little Scientists: 3–5 years olds
Science is so cool! Kids enjoy real, hands on investigation and experiments about the science all around them. An interactive, age appropriate way of exploring and learning through stories, games and experiments. 

Little Bloomers: 3-5 year olds
Your preschooler will learn about the wonders of gardening during this active, hands-on program. The gardeners will be planting, picking, tasting new foods, and creating nature crafts. This will truly be an in interactive gardening experience.

Half Day & Full Day Programs

J Tots - A Toddler Playschool: Ages 12 months & Walking
J Tots is a toddler enrichment program designed to give your child their first experience in group socialization, while learning in a nurturing Jewish environment. 

Charlotte Jewish PreschoolAges 2 - PreK
The LJCC is a partner in early childhood education with The Charlotte Jewish Preschool.  The Charlotte Jewish Preschool provides high quality half and full-day early childhood education programs within an enriched Jewish environment.  Learn more.

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