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 skill

Stepping Stones Soccer: 3-5 year olds
Introduction to soccer to learn basic soccer skills. Fun, non-competitive class. Get ready for the Micro-soccer league.

Preschool Squash: 4-5 year olds
Learn the sport of squash. The classes will include learning forehand and backhand swings and a variety of shots such as lob, drop, rail and serve. Fitness and strategy will also be taught.

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.

Coach D, Daddy & Me: 2-4 year olds
You and your child will enjoy a variety of fun, engaging sport activities.  Parent participation required.

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. Parent assisted, swim diapers required.  Learn More

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

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. Learn More

Cultural Arts

J Play: Learn through the Arts: 3-5 year olds
Art projects, music and acting out stories make learning FUN and get kids excited about letters and numbers

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.

P
layPlay! Theatre For The Very Young : Birth - 3 years old
Click here to view the upcoming PlayPlay! shows and purchase tickets. 

Enrichment Classes

Mommy & Me Massage & Yoga: Seasonal
Mommy and Me Massage & Yoga provides a unique bonding experience for you and your baby. Our focus strengthens the emotional, physical, and spiritual connection between mother/father/caregiver and their bundle(s) of joy! This class will help carry you smoothly through the busy early months of caring for a new baby while having fun!  

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, an 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, certified and follow a fun curriculum.

JScientists: 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. 

Cooking Club: 4-5 year olds
Our little chefs will learn about cooking by watching, feeling, smelling, tasting. Each class is themed and packed with learning, creating, tasting and fun! They will be making recipes that are fun to make and yummy to eat.

Baby Picassos: 8 months and up 
This class gives little ones the chance to explore textures and color through printing, painting and sploshing without worrying about making a mess. We focus on a different color, shape or texture each week. Baby Picassos are always engaged in creating something new and exciting.

Feeding Littles: Parents of infants - 3 year olds (Members only)
Parents of infants–3 year olds / Members Only Chantal Oselsberg, MS, RN, LDN and registered dietitian at the J will give tips on how to transition infants to solid food, give ideas for the picky toddler, and to help with stressful mealtimes. A healthy breakfast will be served.
Tuesday, March 19 from 10-11am | FREE

Parent's Night Out, Kid's Night In
Kid Tested, Parent Approved!  Parent's Night Out is a fun-filled Saturday evening program offered 6 times a year.  Open to JCC members only with children 7 weeks - 11 years old.  Save the dates: December 15, February 16, April 13. (Online registration not available)  

Summer Camp

Camp Katan
Camp Katan is all about filling six weeks of summer days with exciting activities, friends and fun. We offer small groups, dedicated and caring professional staff, and varied enrichment activities. We encourage the campers to grow and have fun while making them feel safe and protected in an age-appropriate facility located in the heart of South Charlotte.  Click here for more information on 2019 Camp Katan.  

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.

Winter Break 2018 Programs. Click here.

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