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.
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 (Winter/Spring)
Introduction to soccer to learn basic soccer skills. Fun, non-competitive class. Get ready for the Micro-soccer league.
Zumba Kids Jr.: 4–5 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.
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
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 for registration and monthly payment authorization form
J Steps Ballet/Tap Information Sheet
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 for registration and monthly payment authorization form
J Steps Tiny Dancer Information Sheet
Theatre for the Tiny Humans : Birth - 3 years old
Details coming soon!
Music and Me: 8 Months–2 year olds
Interactive music and age-appropriate movement for mommy, daddy, or caregiver and their baby/toddler.
This 45-minute mom and me stroller fitness class caters to moms of all fitness levels. Our interval-based classes incorporate aerobics, strength training, and core exercises for a total body workout. Our classes help moms get fit, while spending quality time with their child.
Explore Science: 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.
Parent's Night Out, Kid's Night In
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.
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 Preschool: Ages 1 - TK
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.